South Dawson Street reopens after fatal Raleigh wreck

— A fatal wreck in Raleigh early Friday morning shut down a major downtown road ahead of the morning commute.

The single-vehicle crash happened around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of South Dawson and West South streets, according to Raleigh police. One person was declared dead at the scene, and a second person was taken to WakeMed with life-threatening injuries.

The names of the victims were not released.

South Dawson Street was closed Friday morning, but officials reopened the road around 8:45 a.m.

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