Man killed in Asheville crash ID’d, other driver charged

ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – Asheville Police have identified the man killed in a fatal accident on Patton Ave. on Feb. 19.

Police say Jorge Flores was driving vehicle 1 and tried to turn left out of the Goodwill to travel west on Patton Ave.

He was hit by vehicle 2 traveling east on Patton Avenue in the left lane.

Polina Sluder, the operator of vehicle 2, has been charged with:

• Felony Involuntary Manslaughter
• Misdemeanor Reckless Driving to Endanger
• Misdemeanor Speed Violation (62 mph in a 35 mph zone)

The Traffic Safety Unit asks any witnesses to contact the Asheville Police Department at (828) 252-1110.

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