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One dead, three hurt in Tryon Road crash

Posted June 29, 2014 7:58 a.m. EDT
Updated June 30, 2014 2:04 p.m. EDT

— Police said a woman died and three others were hurt in a two-car crash early Sunday on Tryon Road near South Saunders Street in Raleigh.

The crash happened about 2 a.m. near Junction Boulevard.

Police say Christopher Scott Thompson, 20, of Raleigh, was driving a 2013 Subaru when he crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a 2008 Suzuki driven by Brittany Ann Phelps, 25.

Phelps was pronounced dead at the scene. Thompson and his two passengers – Emily Ann Cates, 21, and Patricia Yvonne Bartley, 21, both of Fuquay-Varina – were taken to WakeMed with non-life-threatening injuries.

Thompson was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and driving left of center. Speed was a factor in the crash, police said.