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UPDATE: Man charged with DWI after fatal crash


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A man involved in a fatal crash in Wilmington Sunday night on Carolina Beach Road that killed a man on a motorcycle is charged with DWI.

The accident happened just before 8 p.m. Sunday near the Pirate's Table Seafood Restaurant.

Wilmington Police say Augusto Rosales-Valera is charged with DWI and driving with a revoked license after his truck crashed into a Harley, killing the driver.

The man on the motorcycle, Paul Raymond Crutchfield, died at the scene.

Police seized Rosales-Valera's truck, since he'd been driving with a suspended license.

Police also say Crutchfield, the man killed, was speeding before the accident.

Wilmington Police Department's Traffic Unit will reconstruct the crash to determine if any other factors may have contributed to the crash.

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Sounds familiar

Anybody remember the idiot on the motorcycle that was driving so fast on Eastwood Rd that when he hit a taxi he killed the driver of the taxi? Only difference between the two is the taxi driver wasn't drunk.

Only difference between the two is the taxi driver wasn't drunk

Well, aside from that whole suspended license thing. He should not have been driving at all - let alone while potentially intoxicated. The taxi driver had every right to be driving that night. Not so in this case.


Until the courts actually punish drunk driving, we will continue to have people killed. Just like last week in Delco with another drunk.

Guesty - would you call me

Guesty - would you call me asap please?


All good

Anything new?

What for, Scott? To help you

What for, Scott? To help you with your MLK day tickets, to get her consent for nomination as Azalea Queen or to interview to replace Ashley?

Since Guesty is a HE - none

Since Guesty is a HE and not an attorney - none of the above.