Authorities release names of victims in crash that killed 3

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of three people killed in a wreck in Raleigh earlier this week.

Multiple media outlets reported that 21-year-old Nelson Daniel Velazquez of Dudley, 18-year-old Tomas Rivera Jr. of Newton Grove and 22-year-old Pau Batista of Benson were killed in the wreck early Sunday.

Officers say 22-year-old Jaciel Espino-Montes of Goldsboro has been charged with three counts of aggravated felony death by motor vehicle, three counts of aggravated serious injury by motor vehicle and driving while impaired.

A police report says Espino-Montes’s vehicle was carrying six passengers in their teens and 20s when it slammed into a light pole and overturned.

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