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Toxicology results show drugs in system of driver in fatal crash

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- It was a February night that ended in tragedy with three people dying after their SUV slammed into a tree. Speed was believed to be a major factor. Now, police say drugs may have also played a role in the crash.

Tire tracks, a scarred tree and a mangled SUV are the images left behind from the February 13th crash in the Forest Hills neighborhood that killed driver, Raphael Samuel, and two passengers. A fourth passenger survived.

Now, according to the StarNews, police say Samuel was under the influence of PCP and marijuana at the time. The report also says Samuel reached a speed of 95 miles per hour on the road riddled with speed humps.

Just before the crash, a WPD officer spotted the vehicle driving without its lights on. That officer then turned around to follow the SUV, which picked up speed as captured on surveillance video.

Many area residents said the impact was so bad that it felt like the SUV had actually hit their home.

Police say no one in the car was wearing a seat belt.

The sole survivor, 30-year-old Demond Jones, underwent surgery from a shattered hip and is expected to make a full recovery.

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Him's a good boy, him's

Him's a good boy, him's didn't do nuffinz, dat police was raysis, him's was just turnin' his life around to play bakka ball, him's didn't do no drugs


I am sure not too many people will be surprised at this news, except the family, because you know, he never did anything to anyone, he doesn't do drugs, and someone is lying


BUT BUT...he was a good kid...BUT BUT BUT...this happened to him because the cop was racist!....NOPE people...thug died a thugs death...BY BY and good ridden...saves me some tax dollars!


When are people ever going to learn that alcohol/drugs, and driving don't mix? It's not like it's not constantly in the news...

Can't be true

But but but he was a good guy. Just ask his family, they will tell you he never hurt nobody.


DANG, scary to know people like this guy and Grooms are driving around town. Lucky for us this twit only killed himself and his passengers who voluntarily got in the car and not an innocent family.


Wow...imagine that. Thugs doing thugged out thangs. Thugs playing thugged out games. Throw them bowls.

Whatever losers. A few less hood rats I will have to pay for.

And I am certain, somehow, someway or some shape or form, the NAACP, WWAY and all the hippie liberals will make this WPD's fault and was racially motivated.

Can't wait for the riots to start...