A van overturned on U.S. 64 early Wednesday morning after its driver fell asleep, and one of the van’s passengers was killed, according to the State Highway Patrol.
Edwin Luis Ponce, 27, of 208 Livingston Lane in Clayton died at the scene, according to a news release from the Highway Patrol. He was not restrained at the time of the crash.
The driver and two other passengers were taken to WakeMed with non-life threatening injuries, the Highway Patrol said.
The driver, Jose Maravill, 25, of 1679 Lakewood School Road in Salemburg, was charged with driving while his license was revoked and misdemeanor death by a motor vehicle, the Highway Patrol said.
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According to investigators, Maravill was traveling west on U.S. 64 at about 1:30 a.m. when he said he fell asleep and ran off the road to the left. He over-corrected and ran off the road to the right. The 2004 Ford van traveled up the embankment on the Hodge Road ramp before overturning.