Smithfield man charged in crash that killed 1, injured 5 – including 2 teens

Johnston County News

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 (Raleigh/Wake CCBI)

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.

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