New charges filed in crash that killed comedian

From staff reportsFebruary 20, 2013 

— New charges have been filed against the High Point man who was charged with DWI after an accident involving two vehicles early Sunday morning left a regional stand-up comedian dead.

Raul Herrera, 31, is charged with felony death by motor vehicle for the accident that closed I-40 near N.C. 54 for more than four hours.

Brian Edward Kiley, 38, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.

Kiley was a New York native who had relocated to Tennessee to work as a stand-up comedian. He opened shows for comedian Jon Reep over the weekend at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs, and at the Newton-Conover Auditorium in Newton.

Kiley, who was married and had one daughter, was driving his Nissan Maxima east on I-40 at about 3:40 a.m. Sunday when a Honda Civic driven by Herrera swerved into his car, Michael said.

Herrera was charged with driving while impaired and was taken to a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, Michael said.

There were no passengers in either car.

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