18-year-old charged in fatal crash

RALEIGH Watson is charged with death by motor vehicle, operating a vehicle with improper equipment and a seatbelt violation. Police say the tires on his car were excessively worn.

According to police, Watson was driving when he lost control of his vehicle while traveling south on Sunnybrook Rd. and collided head-on with a minivan that was traveling north.

Jones was a student at Southeast Raleigh High School.

Three other passengers were in Watson's car, but they did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

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