Man Charged In Crash That Killed Police Officer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina grand jury has indicted a man on charges stemming from a car crash that killed a police officer last month.

Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman told The News & Observer on Saturday that Dedric Romero Privette, 40, will be held on a $2 million secured bond after his indictment.

Knightdale police officer Ryan Hayworth, 23, died at a Raleigh hospital after Privette slammed his 2011 Mercedes-Benz into two stopped police cars on Interstate 540 on the morning of Oct. 17, officials said.

Privette was indicted on charges including driving while impaired, felony death by vehicle and aggressive driving, according to online court records. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Dec. 6.

Hayworth’s training officer, Cody Hagler, was seriously injured in the crash. Privette also was seriously injured and remains in a hospital, according to Knightdale spokesman Terrence Dove.