Police ID man killed when car torn in half

Friday, March 12, 2010 at 4:35pm
Staff reports

Metro police have identified the man killed Friday morning when his car was torn in half when he struck a utility pole near Bell Road at Brook View Estates.

Moises Rivera, 32, of North Ninth Street, was driving a 2000 Honda Accord along Bell Road at 7 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve and hit a utility pole, police said.

Rivera was pronounced dead at the scene.

The preliminary investigation indicates excessive speed was likely a contributing factor, police said.