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RALEIGH — Police suspect a Wake Forest man who died after driving off the side of Falls of Neuse Road and into a tree early Saturday morning was under the influence of alcohol, according to a crash report.
Daniel Reyes was driving a 2006 BMW passenger car north around 1 a.m., the Raleigh Police Department report shows. Near the intersection with Raven Ridge Drive, about four miles from Capital Boulevard, Reyes "attempted to pass a slower-moving vehicle at a speed too great for conditions," the report claims.
It was raining and the road was wet at the time. The report indicates Reyes was driving 70 mph in a 45 mph zone when he lost control of his vehicle, ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.
Reyes was wearing a seat belt and was trapped in the car after the crash. He was later transported to Wake Medical Center by EMS and he died as a result of his injuries.
In addition to the weather, the report indicates alcohol impairment was a suspected contributing factor to the crash.
Police suspect Reyes was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Results from a blood-alcohol test is pending, the report said.
Reyes' age was redacted from the public report. He lived on Front Gate Lane in Wake Forest.
No other vehicles were involved and Reyes was the only person in his car.
No charges were filed.