Wake County

Driver killed, another seriously injured in 2-vehicle crash

A two-vehicle crash in downtown early Saturday morning left one driver dead and another with serious injuries, police said.

Christian Cosme, 24, was driving a 2000 Dodge SUV east on Morgan Street about 3 a.m. when he collided with Austin Baucom, 23, who was driving south on Blount Street in a 2004 Acura, police said in a news release.

Baucom was pronounced dead at the scene, and Cosme was transported to WakeMed with serious injuries.