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Man charged in wreck that killed retired Wake teacher

Posted April 20, 2011 11:27 a.m. EDT
Updated April 20, 2011 3:17 p.m. EDT

— A Knightdale man faces new charges in a wreck last Thursday that killed a retired Wake County school teacher, Raleigh police said.

Lauren Everett-Justin Avery, 24, of 5208 Mylady Court, surrendered to police Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of death by vehicle, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Police said Avery ran a red light on Capital Boulevard at Brentwood Road and struck a car driven by Wade Judson Harward Jr., 63, of Raleigh. Harward later died at WakeMed.

Avery was initially charged with a red light violation.

Harward was a graduate of Millbrook High School and North Carolina State University and taught at Ligon Middle School, Garner and Enloe high schools and Wake Technical Community College, according to his obituary. He was an active member of New hope Baptist Church.

Harward is survived by one son and two granddaughters.