Robert McKenzie Carter was driving a 2006 Volvo S60 east on Centennial Parkway at about 1:30 a.m. when he sideswiped the curb, left the road and hit a tree.
Carter was pronounced dead at the scene. A 33-year-old passenger in the car was taken to WakeMed with non-life-threatening injuries.
An investigation of the wreck is ongoing, police said.
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