Apex police add new felony charge against pickup driver in house-crash

From staff reportsNovember 7, 2013 

William Tyler Mayhew: 11/ 6/2013, at 3301 HAMMOND RD RALEIGH, NC 27603. 5'09", 130. Charged with: FEL SERIOUS INJURY BY VEHICLE.

— Police have filed another felony charge, this one for serious injury with a vehicle, against a 22-year-old man arrested Wednesday after his pickup truck crashed into two houses in the middle of the night.

Thursday, police said they had charged William Tyler Mayhew, 22, of 1100 Purple Glory Drive in Apex with felony serious injury by vehicle because one of three passengers in the crew-cab truck, identified in the warrant as Zachary Winward, had symptoms of a concussion-like injury at the scene.

The Ford F-350 that Mayhew was driving may have been going as fast as 70 mph when it left White Dogwood Road at about 2:45 a.m., police said.

Police estimate the truck caused about $300,000 in damage as it clipped one house, damaged gas, power and water lines, and smashed through an exterior wall of 1052 White Dogwood Road, where officers arrested Mayhew.

Immediately after the accident, police charged Mayhew with driving while impaired, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

With the added charges, his bail was raised to $26,500.

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