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Troopers investigate wrecks in Wake, Johnston counties

Posted May 27, 2010 6:16 a.m. EDT

— The Highway Patrol was investigating two wrecks that happened within 5 miles of each other late Wednesday into early Thursday.

Rebecca Elizabeth Evans, 26, of Angier, died after her SUV went off Mount Pleasant Road in Willow Spring and hit a tree, according to Trooper Butler.

In Raleigh, troopers charged Andrea Zani, 18, with careless and reckless driving after she lost control of her car, drove off the road and hit a utility pole on Mal Weathers Road around 12:45 a.m.

She was driving about 80 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone, according to Trooper Matt Cape.

Zani and her two passengers suffered scratches and bruises.  Mal Weathers Road was closed while crews replaced the pole.