Police tried to pull teen over just before fatal house crash

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Police say they tried to pull a teen over for speeding just moments before his car crashed into a home, killing a man inside.

Raleigh Police said the officer backed off the traffic stop and did not chase 19-year-old Etgar Edva Bautista-Montoya because department policy prohibits chases for traffic offenses.

Authorities say Bautista-Montoya then crashed into the Raleigh home, killing 42-year-old Anthony Joseph Gaines. Three children in the home were not hurt.

Police said in a statement that Bautista-Montoya is charged with driving while intoxicated and felony death by motor vehicle. It wasn't known if he had a lawyer.

Two other people were in Bautista-Montoya's car, but were not hurt.

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