911 callers warned of wrong-way car before crash

Elizabeth Bullock was on her way home from work when the crash happened.
November 1, 2013 5:13:38 PM PDT
Five drivers called in to 911 just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning to report a car speeding the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 440 just minutes before a fatal head-on crash.

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"I just passed Exit 300A and there was a car that was coming towards me on the wrong side of the road and they were flying. So I pray to God that they don't hit anyone" reported the first caller.

According to police, 25-year-old David Viva Xicotencatl was driving west on eastbound I-440. The callers estimated his speed at 80 miles per hour or higher. All said his car passed them so quickly they weren't able to get a good description of it.

Before any law enforcement officers could intercept Xicotencatl, his car slammed head-on into a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Elizabeth Camille Bullock.

Bullock was declared dead at the scene. Xicotencatl died after being taken to WakeMed.

Bullock had just finished her first week on the job at Snoopy's in Raleigh where she was working the third shift to help pay her way through cosmetology school.

Friends say she was excited about her future. They say she was loving and compassionate and was just getting her life started when she was killed.

"She just loved to be alive, and I think that's another thing that hurts so badly is that you know she loved being alive," said Bullock's friend, Cam Manning. "It was taken away from her at such an early point, and I just feel like it shouldn't have been."

"We said we were going to be the godmother to each other's children," said Bullock's friend Taylor Thomas. "I mean, she's my best friend."

A memorial service for Bullock was held earlier week.

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