Four killed in Wake crash


Four people were killed early Thursday morning.

Authorities were dispatched to Rock Service Station Road at Panther Hill Lane just before 4 a.m.

According to a trooper at the scene, a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer crossed the center line, went off the road, hit a ditch and flipped. The vehicle hit some trees and all four occupants were ejected and none of them were wearing seatbelts.

HP Sergeant Jeff Gordan tells ABC11 Eyewitness News troopers initially were unable to ID the victims because they were not carrying identification. However, the City/County Bureau of Identification later positively identified three of them using fingerprints.

Three of the victims are identified as 18-year-old Evan Bridges of Garner, 22-year-old Tony Smith of Raleigh, and Detrique Baker of Raleigh. Authorities have not released the name of the fourth male.

At this time, the Highway Patrol says the vehicle does not appear to be stolen.

Rock Station Service Road is open only to local traffic while investigators clear the scene.

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