Man killed in high speed crash


23-year-old Steven William Ward was killed when he lost control of his car, overcorrected, struck a parked car and then hit a utility pole. Ward was driving a 2008 Nissan Altima.

Ward was not wearing his seatbelt. There were two other people in the car; they were treated and released from /*Wake Medical Center*/.

The accident happened on /*Highway 55*/, just east of the US 1 Highway Bridge, around 1:45 a.m.

/*Apex*/ Police tell Eyewitness News the preliminary investigation revealed that excessive speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

The area where the crash occurred is a 45 mile an hour zone, but authorities believe Ward was travelling in excess of 80 miles an hour.

This was a single vehicle accident; no other charges will be filed.

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