Driver faces manslaughter charge in fatal north Raleigh crash
A Louisburg man was indicted Tuesday on an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection with a fatal crash in north Raleigh.Posted — Updated
Samuel James Beadle, 21, was driving on Wakefield Plantation Drive at 80 mph in a 35-mph zone on April 22 when his car left the road near Towngate Drive and struck a tree, police said. The car then spun and struck a fire hydrant before rolling over onto its roof.
Beadle, of 2115 U.S. 401 South, was initially charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, reckless driving and driving while impaired. A Wake County grand jury indicted him on the DWI and reckless driving charges in addition to involuntary manslaughter.
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