1 killed, 1 injured in crash on Capital Blvd in Wake Forest

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Sunday, January 8, 2023
1 killed in crash on Capital Blvd in Wake Forest; intersection closed
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Wake Forest police are investigating a deadly two-vehicle crash on Capital Boulevard/US 1.

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WTVD) -- Wake Forest police are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Capital Boulevard/US 1 that left one person dead.

The wreck happened just after 8:30 a.m. The intersection of Capital Boulevard/US 1 and Purnell Road/Harris Road was closed while police investigated.

Police say Kaitlyn Corona, 23, who was driving a Nissan Versa, attempted to go on green light from Purnell Road across southbound Capital Boulevard/US 1 when a 17-year-old male driving a Dodge Caravan traveling south ran a red light and struck Corona's vehicle.

Corona was pronounced dead at the scene, and another person was taken to a hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries.

The 17-year-old has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, running a red light, careless and reckless driving, driving with a revoked license, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and expired registration and inspection.

All lanes along southbound Capital Boulevard/US 1 have reopened.

No other details were immediately released.

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