A Davidson man is facing charges after accusations of driving drunk, running a stop sign and killing his passenger in a head-on collision Friday night.
The wreck happened around 9:45 p.m. when the 42-year-old man was driving his Mustang on Highway 64 East to Highway 109 and crashed into a Ford Explorer head-on.
The 64-year-old male passenger in the Mustang was in the front passenger seat at the time of the crash and died on the scene.
The driver was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and was reported to be in critical condition. His father, another passenger in the Mustang, was also transported to the hospital and is said to be in fair condition.
According to authorities, the driver of the Ford Explorer that was struck head-on did not sustain any life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Mustang was charged with failing to stop for a stop sign, driving left of center, possession of an open container of alcohol, failure to wear a seatbelt and driving while impaired.
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