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Wake Forest man charged in fatal wreck released on bond

Posted September 9, 2009 11:08 a.m. EDT

— A Wake Forest man charged in a fatal wreck over the weekend was released on bond Wednesday morning.

Christopher Philip May, 21, of 3616 Coach Lantern Ave., is charged with driving while impaired, driving left of center and felony death by motor vehicle.

Authorities said May was driving a 2008 black Honda Civic east on Ligon Mill Road near Greenville Loop when he drifted into the oncoming lane and collided with another car. Matthew Lyle Achterman, 23, a passenger in May's car, was killed.

May and a second passenger were injured in the wreck. No one in the other car was hurt.

His parents put their house up as collateral to post his $50,000 bond and get him released from jail.