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Wolfpack Linebacker Charged In Accident

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Officials say North Carolina State
linebacker Nate Irving has been charged with careless and reckless
driving after a wreck that broke his leg and collapsed a lung.

State Highway Patrol spokesman Capt. Everett Clendenin said the
one-vehicle wreck occurred about 4:40 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 40
in Johnston County. He said Irving's vehicle ran off the road twice
before striking two trees.

Clendenin said troopers believe Irving may have fallen asleep at
the wheel. The school said Irving was expected to undergo surgery
Sunday night at WakeMed Trauma Center in Raleigh.

The junior's status for the upcoming season was not immediately
known.

Irving had 84 tackles last season, despite missing time with
injuries.


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