Fatal Wreck in Pisgah National Forest
A single-vehicle wreck in the Pisgah National Forest leaves one man dead and another behind bars.
Troopers tell News 13, around 2:20 pm Sunday a Ford Explorer with seven people inside ran off Fish Hatchery Road, then over corrected, ran off the other side and flipped. Twenty-nine year-old Juan Nigel Lopez of Charlotte was thrown 80 feet from the vehicle. He died at the scene.
Four other passengers were taken to area hospitals. One of them is still in critical condition. Troopers say the driver, 19 year-old Carlos Soloman-Ramon, has been charged with DWI and felony death by vehicle. More charges are possible in the case.