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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man accused of causing a single-vehicle car wreck that killed a passenger last year was arrested in Winston-Salem, police said Wednesday.

Galdino Garcia Silva, 17, of Winston-Salem, allegedly drove a Toyota Camry that struck a concrete guard rail on Northbound Highway 52 on the bridge over Interstate 40 around 1:20 p.m. May 20, 2011.

Police said David Morga Medina, 18, of Winston-Salem, was thrown from the car a pronounced dead at the scene. Police said speed and alcohol were determined to be factors.

Silva was charged with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired by a provisional licensee Under 21 and driving without an operator’s license.

He received a $100,000 secured bond and has court scheduled for April 13. He had already been awaiting an April 17 court date on charges of larceny and probation violation.