Raleigh man charged in connection with fatal Garner crash

GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) – A Raleigh man is facing charges for his role in a fatal wreck on U.S. Highway 70 in August, Garner police said Friday.

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Garner police have charged Eric Adams with failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

The crash occurred on Aug. 17 when a 2013 Freightliner box truck driven by Adams was heading eastbound on U.S. 70 collided with a disabled 1994 Honda Accord, which was in the travel lane of U.S. 70 east.

The driver of the Honda Accord, Lenae Mary Rebecca Dew, of Raleigh, was killed in the wreck.

Adams’ truck then crossed the median and collided with two other vehicles – a Toyota RAV 4 and a 2012 Honda Pilot, Garner Police said.

The driver and passenger in the Honda Pilot were both transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Toyota and Adams were both transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Garner police said they don’t anticipate any other charges being filed in this incident.

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