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Two Raleigh men hit, killed by vehicles

Posted May 28, 2012 10:01 p.m. EDT
Updated May 29, 2012 8:18 a.m. EDT

— Two young Raleigh men were struck and killed by vehicles on Wake County roads within five hours Monday night.

Raleigh police said Simmie Earl Brown, 24, was crossing New Bern Avenue at King Charles Road shortly before midnight when a westbound Buick sedan hit him at 52 mph.

The Buick driver, Shae Demetrius Love, had a green light, and the intersection does not have a crosswalk, police said.

Love, 34, of 2917 Poole Road, was charged with driving with a revoked license. Police planned to consult with the Wake County District Attorney's Office about other possible charges.

Love has been convicted of driving with a revoked license three times since 2002, according to state Division of Adult records. He has a total of 21 convictions, including armed robbery, and was released from prison in January.

About five hours before Brown's death, Johnathan Lamont Sanders, 27, died in southern Wake County when he dashed into a road to escape a dog that was chasing him.

State troopers said that Sanders was headed to a relative's house, and a dog charged out of a wooded area at him as he walked north next to southbound Fanny Brown Road, near Banks Road. Sanders tried to run across the road but was struck by a northbound SUV.

Troopers called Sanders' death a "terrible accident" and said they don't plan to charge the driver.

They are trying to find the dog and its owners, though, who could be charged. Troopers said the large, black dog with a long tail was not a stray.