North Carolina man charged after crashing vehicle into four people, killing one

Published 2:14 pm Monday, October 11, 2021

Police say a Siler City man has been charged after police say he crashed into four people at a restaurant on Friday afternoon, killing one.

Media outlets report that John Salvatore Graviano, 60, was booked in the Chatham County Detention Center and placed under a $1,000 secured bond.

He was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving left of center.

Officials said that the driver was traveling west on N.C. Highway 64 when he crossed the center line and collided with a car making a left turn. After crashing into that car, the driver continued riding into oncoming traffic before exiting the road and stopping in a parking lot.

When he drove into the parking lot, he hit four people who were gathered together and crashed into the building.

A 64-year-old man was killed in the crash, officials said. A 77-year-old woman was airlifted to UNC Hospital in serious condition but is expected to live. The other pedestrians – a 39-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man – were transported to the hospital but did not have serious injuries.

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