Raleigh man dies after car crashes into bridge, flips into Apex creek

APEX, N.C. (WNCN) – Apex police officers and emergency workers said a man died after his car crashed into a bridge along Apex Barbecue Road on Wednesday afternoon.

Matthew Brandon (Family photo)

The vehicle went into Beaver Creek and was upside down in the creek after the crash, which happened around 4:45 p.m., officials said.

Around 7:10 p.m., the man’s heavily damaged car was pulled from the creek.

The driver, Matthew Brandon, 36, of Raleigh, was rushed to WakeMed for treatment, but died.

Apex Barbecue Road was closed from Kinship Lane to Evans Road due to the crash, but reopened around 7:30 p.m.

Zinzan Milen, who lives near crash, says the narrow bridge is notorious for accidents.

“Everybody in the neighborhood has been calling them to widen the bridge and they haven’t done that yet,” he said.


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