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NC man facing several charges in double fatal hit-and-run in Garner

NC man facing several charges in double fatal hit-and-run in Garner

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GARNER, N.C. -
A 21-year-old man from Kure Beach is facing several charges, including two counts of second-degree murder, in connection with a double-fatal hit-and-run on Interstate 40 near U.S. 70 and Garner Thursday night, highway patrol said.

Around 8 p.m. Thursday, a bobtail tractor trailer, driven by Cardell Gayfield, hit a patch of ice and spun out of control while traveling westbound on I-40 near U.S. 70, Sgt. Jeff Gordon said. Two other westbound vehicles drove into a roadside ditch while trying to avoid the trailer.

Gordon said another tractor trailer, driven by Larry Kepley, 39, of Winston-Salem, stopped and was attempting to assist Gayfield when he was struck by a Volvo and killed, Gordon said.

The Volvo also hit a driver of the vehicle stuck in the ditch. The driver, identified as Nathaniel Williams, 34, of Hope Mills, was sent to WakeMed for treatment where he later died. Gordon said Williams was in the United State Navy.


Gordon said it was believed that Williams walked up the embankment to assist Kepley and Gayfield when he was hit.


The driver of the Volvo, 21-year-old Marshall Doran, fled the scene and went into the woods, said Gordon. The Wake County Sheriff's Office later located Doran and he was arrested by Raleigh police. According to a arrest report, Doran was arrested at 1999 Trailwood Drive and Lineberry Drive in Raleigh.

Doran is charged with two felony counts of second-degree murder, DWI, felony possession of amphetamines, resisting an officer, two counts of felony hit-and-run and reckless driving. He was processed and is being held under a $5 million bond.

Doran's first court appearance  is expected Friday at 2 p.m.


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