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Bloody knife found in dead man's SUV after wreck

Police found a bloody knife inside the vehicle of a man who died on New Year's Day when the disabled vehicle was hit on Interstate 440, according to a search warrant returned Monday.

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Adolphus Markeith Cannady
RALEIGH, N.C. — Police found a bloody knife inside the vehicle of a man who died on New Year's Day when his disabled vehicle was hit on Interstate 440, according to a search warrant returned Monday.

Adolphus Markeith Cannady and Donsha Worsley were pushing Cannady's disabled Ford Explorer in the far right lane near the New Bern Avenue entrance ramp in the early hours of Jan. 1 when they were hit by a Dodge Charger getting on the highway.

Cannady was killed, and Worsley was treated at WakeMed for non-life threatening injuries.

Officers investigating the incident found a blood-smeared knife inside the Explorer, a search warrant states. There was no indication where the blood came from.

The driver of the Charger, Michael Newkirk, 44, was charged with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, felony hit and run, felony serious injury by vehicle and driving with a revoked license in connection with the wreck and Cannady's death.

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