Police think alcohol might have played a role in a single-car crash that killed a Raleigh man early Thursday morning on Interstate 540.
The victim, Jack Hastings Adams, 19, of 1012 Three Notch Road, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency workers, according to an accident report made public Thursday by the Raleigh Police Department.
Investigators suspected Adams may have been drinking and requested tests to determine if he had consumed alcohol. The results of those tests are pending, according to the accident report.
The car crash happened just before 4 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the interstate near Lumley Road, police reported.
Adams was traveling east in a 2007 Chevrolet about 70 mph when it veered off the left side of the road and entered the median, where it struck the guide wires. The car then slammed into a guardrail. The force of the impact caused the car to overturn on the driver’s side. It came to a rest after it struck the Lumley Road bridge abutment, according to the accident report.