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Raleigh Police Investigating 2 Accidents

Posted May 30, 2007 10:12 p.m. EDT
Updated May 31, 2007 11:46 a.m. EDT

— Northbound Capital Boulevard was partially closed between Spring Forest Road and Oak Forest Drive Wednesday night after a motorcycle accident, which left one person critically injured.

According to witnesses, three motorcycles were racing when one of them hit a car. Leon Gibbs, the driver of the motorcycle, was listed in good condition, according to authorities. Police said the other motorcyclists left the scene.

Joanna Collier, the driver of the car, was not injured. Charges have not yet been filed.

Police were also investigating a deadly north Raleigh accident in which a van rolled off a tow truck and went down an embankment.

The accident happened around 7:15 p.m. at 5400 Summit Manor Lane in the Camden Crest Apartment Complex, officials said.

Police said Salomon Mejia was in a tow truck when the van it was towing started to shift. While Mejia was out of the vehicle, the van became unhitched and started to roll backward down a hill into a wooded area. 

The tow truck somehow rolled backward as well, striking Mejia. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the tow truck, Romania Garner Miles, was taken to WakeMed with non-life-threatening injuries.