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Driver charged in fatal Raleigh mo-ped wreck

Posted April 29, 2011 4:11 p.m. EDT

— A Nashville man surrendered to police Friday after being charged in a Monday crash that killed a mo-ped rider, police said.

Bruce Robert Herrmann, 46, of Partridge Lane, was northbound on Capital Boulevard on Monday afternoon when he slowed for traffic near Sumner Boulevard and was hit from behind by a 2007 Ford pickup, police said. The collision pushed Herrmann and his mo-ped into the back of a 2002 Acura and then across the entrance to a parking lot, killing him.

The driver of the pickup, Gilbert Allen Moore, 43, of 4561 Womble Road in Nashville, was initially cited with failure to reduce speed. After police conferred with the Wake County District Attorney's Office, they also charged Moore with misdemeanor death by vehicle.