• June 02, 2017

Frank Santamaria Killed, Joshua Smith, Victoria Black, Child Injured in Wake Forest, NC, Accident

Wake Forest. NC -- May 27, 2017, Frank Santamaria was killed, Joshua Smith, Victoria Black, and a child were injured, in a possible drunk driving accident.

Local police authorities were called out to the scene of the accident in the evening hours of Friday. They say the crash happened close to the intersection of Mitchell Mill Road and Watkins Road.

Preliminary investigations indicate that 53-year-old Santamaria was driving a Mercedes along Mitchell Hill. Reports claim he attempted to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone. As a result, his vehicle entered the path of an oncoming Ford Taurus driven by 30-year-old Smith. The two vehicles crashed head-on.

Authorities say that Santamaria was killed in the accident. Smith, 34-year-old Black, and a 5-year-old child were injured and transported to Wake Medical Center. Black and the child were said to be in serious conditions.

Following the accident, police say that Smith was arrest and charged with driving while impaired. Other factors contributing to the accident are unclear.

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