1 dead, 1 injured in wrong-way crash on Capital Boulevard at Wade Avenue, Raleigh police say

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A major section of Capital Boulevard was shut down Wednesday morning following a fatal crash on the side of the road, Raleigh police said.

Southbound Capital Boulevard, along with the Wade Avenue ramp onto Capital, was closed starting before 3 a.m. due to the crash.

Jordan Jamal Aytch (Raleigh/Wake CCBI)

According to police, one person is dead and another injured after the driver went the wrong way on the Wade Avenue ramp when their car went off the road and crashed into a ravine.

Police said Jordan Jamal Aytch was driving on the Wade Avenue ramp going the wrong direction and tried to correct it when they crashed down an embankment off southbound Capital Boulevard.

Darius Jerrod Allen, who was a passenger in Aytch’s vehicle, was killed in the incident.

Aytch, 27, of Raleigh is charged with felony death by vehicle, reckless driving, and driving while impaired in connection with the crash.

He’s being held under a $211,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

The vehicle was removed from the ravine and taken from the scene just before 8 a.m. The road was closed for five hours.

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