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Driver charged in fatal Fayetteville wreck on icy road

Posted December 22, 2010 10:58 a.m. EST

— A Spring Lake man has been charged in connection with a wreck on an icy road that killed a Sanford man last Thursday.

Authorities said that Israel Beltran, 39, of 7 Rose St., was trying to recover from hitting black ice on Elliot Bridge Road in Fayetteville when his truck hit a Corvette head-on. The Corvette driver, Larry Raines, 50, was killed.

Court records show that Beltran was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.

Wavie Raines said that he and his brother were on their way home from work at a Goodyear plant, where Larry Raines built tires. The road was icy, and vehicles were skidding, he said.

Wavie Raines said that his family holds no anger against Beltran and will forgive him.

Larry Raines is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, grandchildren and eight siblings, including a twin.

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