21-year-old indicted, charged with involuntary manslaughter in crash that killed his friend

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A grand jury has indicted Samuel Beadle in the death of his friend, 20-year-old Zachery Riggle.

Beadle, 21, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Police said the incident happened just before 9 p.m. on Wakefield Plantation Drive at Towngate Drive.

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Officers said Beadle was driving roughly 80 miles per hour, in a 35 mph zone, on Wakefield Plantation Drive when he left the roadway and struck a tree.

Officials said the car then spun and struck a fire hydrant before rolling onto its roof.

Riggle was declared deceased at the hospital.