SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) – A 34-year-old man faces charges in a Johnston County crash that killed one person and injured five others late Sunday.
Felix Antonio Juarez-Antunez, of Smithfield, was arrested at WakeMed Raleigh early Monday.
Police said Juarez-Antunez was driving a Toyota while impaired when he crashed around 10:30 p.m. into a Dodge Minivan occupied by four people along Wilsons Mills Road at M. Durwood Stephenson Highway in the west Smithfield area.
The collision left a woman dead.
A 15-year-old suffered a broken back and neck and was listed as not having any brain function, warrants say.
A 14-year-old’s spine was injured, while another person suffered a fractured neck and spinal injury with a lacerated liver.
Smithfield police said family notifications have not been completed and the name of the deceased is being withheld at this time.
Juarez-Antunez faces charges of felony serious injury by vehicle and felony death by vehicle. A $350,000 secured bond was placed on Juarez-Antunez. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.
This story will be updated.
More headlines from CBS17.com:
- 5.1 magnitude earthquake reported in NC
- NC island where Isaias made landfall attracts sightseers; residents seek privacy
- Black Lives Matter billboard beside Confederate flag in Pittsboro may come down soon
- Many near UNC seen wearing masks, socially distancing amid crackdown effort
- NC teachers rally for 2nd coronavirus relief bill that they say would help education
For more stories like this that matter to you, click here to download the CBS 17 News app for free.
Watch live newscasts, get breaking news and sign up for push alerts – download now