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Raleigh woman charged in drunken-driving crash

Posted March 14, 2010 1:04 p.m. EDT
Updated March 18, 2010 4:38 p.m. EDT

— Police have charged a Raleigh woman with drunken driving and felony death by vehicle following a car crash early Saturday that left one person dead.

Raleigh police said a car driven by 27-year-old Manuela Mantanona Gomez slammed into the back of another car stopped at a red light on Six Forks Road, at Sawmill Road. John Sullivan, 24, of Charlotte died after he was trapped in the back seat of the car that was hit, police said.

Police say Gomez was injured and taken to WakeMed. A spokesman said Sunday that Gomez remained at the hospital and was in good condition.

Two other people in the car with Sullivan were hurt in the wreck, but their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.