RALEIGH, N.C. — Police in North Carolina say they tried to pull a teenager over for speeding just moments before his car crashed into a home, killing a man inside.
Raleigh police said the officer backed off the traffic stop and did not chase 19-year-old Etgar Edva Bautista-Montoya because department policy prohibits chases for traffic offenses.
Authorities say Bautista-Montoya then crashed into the Raleigh home, killing 42-year-old Anthony Joseph Gaines. Three children in the home were not hurt.
Police said in a statement that Bautista-Montoya is charged with driving while intoxicated and felony death by motor vehicle. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.
Two other people were in Bautista-Montoya’s car but were not hurt.