WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A 19-year-old man is dead after a fatal head-on crash that occurred in the early hours of Saturday, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department.

At around 1:11 a.m. on Saturday, officers came to the 6000 block of Bethabara Park Boulevard after getting a report of a crash with injuries.


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At the scene, police found two vehicles in the roadway. The drivers of each vehicle suffered minor injuries and were taken to local hospitals.

Junior Felipe Olivo Lacan, 19, of Winston-Salem, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles, was taken to a local hospital where he later died as a result of injuries he sustained in the crash.

Investigators say that a vehicle was traveling east on Bethabara Park Boulevard while the vehicle that Lacan was a passenger in was traveling west on Bethabara Park Boulevard when “for unknown reasons” the vehicle was traveling east struck the vehicle Lacan was in head-on.

The road was closed until around 7:22 a.m. as police were investigating the crash.

The WSPD’s Traffic Enforcement Unit has assumed responsibility for the investigation.

Police say this is the 20th traffic-related death of the year in Winston-Salem. There were 13 traffic-related deaths at this time last year.

There is no further information available at this time.