Police say Valenzuela Bartolo was driving a pickup truck when he lost control and hit the tree while going the wrong way on the exit ramp.
Bartolo is suspected of causing an accident involving two other vehicles in the parking lot of a Burger King on Rock Quarry Road and allegedly was leaving the scene before police arrived.
Bartolo is being treated at WakeMed. He faces charges in both accidents, including hit-and-run.
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