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.