Deadly head-on crash closes Millbrook Road for hours in Raleigh

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A deadly two-car crash in north Raleigh closed a portion of Millbrook Road Sunday afternoon and night.

The wreck was reported around 3:50 p.m. along West Millbrook Road at Town and Country Road.

The crash involved a white BMW SUV and a sedan. One person died and at least one other person was injured, according to police.

“A driver of one of the vehicles died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash,” Raleigh police said in a news release Monday morning.

A crash report released on Monday showed that Zachary Gilchrist was killed in the crash. According to the report, Gilchrist was driving east on W. Millbrook Road at approximately 70 mph when he crossed the center line and slammed into another vehicle head-on. Gilchrist’s vehicle was traveling at 70 mph at the speed of impact, the report showed. Others involved in the crash were injured.

Part of West Millbrook Road was closed in the area. Police said around 5:45 p.m. that the road would be closed for several hours. Millbrook Road reopened by 10 p.m., according to police.

The crash remains under investigation.

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