Durham brothers killed in head-on collision

Dec. 27, 2013 @ 03:04 PM

Brothers Jorge and Andreas Avalar, both of Durham, died early Friday when a Dodge truck driven by Robert Breeden III of Raleigh drifted left of center on N.C. 98 and struck their Isuzu head-on, according to the N.C. State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened about 5:50 a.m. Alcohol initially was suspected in the collision. However, Sgt. Jeff Gordon of the Highway Patrol later said it was a substance other than alcohol, although it wasn't clear yet what the substance might have been.

Breeden was charged with DWI and two counts of felony death by motor vehicle.