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Raleigh man killed during high-speed police chase in Wilmington

Posted October 28, 2019 11:41 a.m. EDT

Timothy Willoughby Jr., 40, was charged with felony murder, felony speed to elude, exceeding posted speed, DWI, red light violation, misdemeanor breaking and entering and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

— A Raleigh man was killed Sunday while police were chasing an armed burglary suspect in Wilmington.

Wilmington police said the crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. after an armed robbery at the Walmart on Market Street near University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The chase started on Oleander Drive after deputies spotted the suspect speeding. The chase continued onto Wrightsville Avenue, where the suspect crashed into a Jeep Wrangler, ejecting its driver. The driver, identified as 51-year-old Sean Alan Evans, from Raleigh, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Timothy Willoughby Jr., 40, was charged with felony murder, felony speed to elude, exceeding posted speed, DWI, red light violation, misdemeanor breaking and entering and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The passenger in his car, 38-year-old Amy Miles, was admitted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and will be charged with aiding and abetting, DWI and possession of paraphernalia.

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