Police on Wednesday added a charge of misdemeanor death by vehicle against a man accused of running a red light April 3, resulting in the death of a man from Bunn.
Ramiro Ramirez, 44, of 11 Edgerton St. in Smithfield was charged originally with failure to stop for a red light and driving without a license.
The accident happened on North Arendell Avenue at the exit ramp to U.S. 64. Police said Ramirez failed to stop his van and collided with a vehicle driven by Lorine Jones.
Jones was turning off the highway onto North Arendell with her husband, George Milton Jones, a passenger. Both were taken to the hospital, and George Milton Jones died from his injuries Monday, police said. Jones was 88.
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Lorine Jones continues to recover from the crash, police said.
Ramirez turned himself in to Zebulon police about 2 p.m. Wednesday and was taken to the Wake County jail.
After his arrest, federal Department of Homeland Security officials issued a notice saying it appeared that Ramirez is in the U.S. illegally. The agency filed a request asking for Ramirez to be held for 48 hours at the end of his involvement with the Zebulon charge.