Report: Wrong-way driver killed in Raleigh crash was intoxicated

From staff reportsDecember 5, 2013 

— A Dudley man who drove in the wrong direction on Raleigh’s Beltline in October before a fatal head-on crash had a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit, according to the state medical examiner.

David Viva Xicotencatl, 25, had a blood alcohol content of .19, according to a toxicology report from the N.C. State Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh.

The legal limit in North Carolina is .08.

Xicotencatl and Elizabeth Camille Bullock, 20, of Franklinton, both died in the early morning hours on Oct. 26 in the eastbound lanes on Interstate 440 between Six Forks and Wake Forest roads. The Chevrolet Malibu that Xicotencatl was driving plowed head-on into Bullock’s Mazda.

Bullock, a student at Miller-Motte College and Snoopy’s fast food employee, was killed instantly. Paramedics rushed Xicotencatl to WakeMed where he later died of his injuries.

The accident occurred around 4 a.m. Minutes before the the crash, nearly a half dozen motorists called 911 to report a car speeding in the wrong direction near the Capital Boulevard and New Bern Avenue exits.

Investigators think Xicotencatl got on I-440 at the Hammond Road or Rock Quarry Road ramp and drove the wrong way almost half way around Raleigh’s Beltline before he crashed into Bullock.

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