The driver involved in a single-car crash that took place in Angier on February 3 in which his passenger suffered fatal personal injuries has been identified by the North Carolina Highway Patrol as 19-year-old Raleigh resident Robert A Porter.


According to Trooper S.U. Pae, Porter was driving along Rawls Church Road at approximately 6 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle, which ran off the road and collided with a bridge abutment.


Pae’s report said that 20-year-old Christopher Searcy, the front seat passenger in the vehicle, was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected.


The report said Porter received transport to WakeMed hospital with serious injuries. However, a WakeMed spokeswoman said that he is not a patient there.


According to a spokeswoman for the NCHP, there have been no charges filed as of February 5.

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