[noun]: an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

Monday, March 03, 2008

Matthew Paul Kraft

Raleigh, NC - Kenya Teveris Alston, 31, of 237 Big Oak St., was eluding an officer early Saturday when he hit another car and killed 21 year old, Matthew Paul Kraft. Kenya is charged with second-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon and felony hit and run. Matthew was waiting to turn left on Proctor Road about 2 a.m. when Alston lost control and collided into the driver-side door of Matthew's car. Matthew died at WakeMed the next day. His girlfriend and passenger, Michelle Lauren Dixon, was with Matthew but wasn't seriously injured. Kenya had been pulled over earlier for a traffic violation and was trying to elude police. Kenya also tried to run from the scene of the accident, but police caught up with him. He was initially charged with DWI and speeding and eluding arrest. He was out of jail on a $30,000 bond before he surrendered to police.