Raleigh man charged in fatal wrong-way crash on Capital Boulevard

A 27-year-old Raleigh man was charged with felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired Wednesday after a wrong-way crash killed his passenger on Capital Boulevard, arrest records said.

Jordan Jamal Aytch was being held in the Wake County Jail with bail set at $211,000.

The crash occurred at roughly 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Wade Avenue, which closed until 7:30 a.m. Raleigh police said the car flipped over into a ditch after heading the wrong direction and landed in a creek, ejecting the passenger.

Traffic stalled in downtown Raleigh Wednesday after the crash, which happened on a stretch of road under heavy construction.

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Josh Shaffer covers Wake County and federal courts. He has been a reporter for The News & Observer since 2004 and previously wrote a column about unusual people and places.