Police Investigate Fatal Crash

Garner Police are continuing their investigation into a fatal accident involving six vehicles. The accident occurred around 3:45pm Thursday at the intersection of Vandora Springs Road and Timber Drive.

Tyrone Pugh, 56, of Angier was stationary in his 2008 Buick in the left turn lane at that intersection facing west. He was struck by a 2010 Honda Accord driven by 74 year old John Bergman of Garner. Bergman was traveling south on Vandora Springs Road.

During the initial on-scene investigation, officers developed enough evidence to charge Bergman with driving while impaired and running a red light. It is unknown if speed played a factor.

Pugh was transported to Wake Med where he was later pronounced deceased. Others involved in the accident received less serious injuries.

Garner Police Department’s accident reconstruction team will be reconstructing the accident to determine the exact chain of events that occurred.