Driver accused of DWI in fatal Orange County wreck

ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- One person was killed and another was rushed to the hospital after a wreck in Orange County early Sunday morning around 2 a.m.

Authorities say a 1996 Honda was going west on Dogwood Acres Drive when it ran onto the right shoulder and hit a tree. The front seat passenger, 37-year-old Ronald Louis Herbst of Chapel Hill, died. The driver, David Dees Hill II, 37, of Hillsborough, was taken to the UNC Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, troopers say.

So far Hill has been charged with driving while impaired and troopers say additional charges are expected.

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