RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — One man died in a crash on Thursday night in Raleigh, police said Friday morning.
According to officials, officers responded to an injury wreck call at 11:12 p.m. in the 8500-block of Glenwood Avenue near Ebenezer Church Road.
Preliminary information shows that a vehicle was heading north on Glenwood Avenue when the driver slammed their vehicle into the back of a semi-truck, police said.
According to a Raleigh police crash report, the driver, identified as Stavon Ewrice Williams, of Raleigh, was traveling at 70 mph when his vehicle crashed into the back of a semi-truck at a traffic light. The report shows that Williams did not brake before crashing into the truck and the force of the impact pushed the truck more than 40 feet down the road.
Williams was pronounced dead at the scene following the crash.
The crash report states that Williams was not paying attention and was driving too fast for the road conditions at the time when the wreck occurred.