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Apex teen charged in crash that killed Marine

Posted February 20, 2014

Jackson Davies

— A 19-year-old Apex man was charged Wednesday in connection with a weekend crash in Wilmington that killed a Camp Lejeune Marine, police said.

Jackson Davies was charged with felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired. He was released from the New Hanover County jail on a $50,000 secured bond.

Police said Davis was southbound on Rose Avenue shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday when his car hit and killed pedestrian Cory Lee Reese, 22, near Wrightsville Avenue. The car then hit a tree and a utility pole.

Davis was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries, and police charged him upon his release.


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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Feb 21, 2014

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    I disagree. I'm betting that this is purely a budget thing...that there's no money for reporters to keep every one of their thousands of stories updated with the latest developments.

    And while there may be more information out there, why do you assume that the other news story is more valid than another? Could it be because you find the other story "more lurid and more entertaining"?

  • disgusted2010 Feb 20, 2014

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    They will update stories to make them more lurid and more entertaining. This story is just one of many example of hit and run journalism.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Feb 20, 2014

    You folks realize that news reporters are human...and that papers have budgets...and that all news stories can't be updated every 10 seconds...right?

    New information is not available to all people instantly. If it was, we wouldn't be here on this site. So, take a breath.

    WRAL, you may want to look into updating this story, because it looks like it may need it.

  • 678devilish Feb 20, 2014

    driving while impaired

    A terrible tragedy! This young man needs help with drinking alcohol. I hope he realizes he can die from drinking alcohol in time. He does not need to shorten his life. He has a long life ahead of him.

  • disgusted2010 Feb 20, 2014

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    Don't confuse WRAL's with facts in their attempt to entertain. Shame that there no longer exists an objective news media outlet in this area. WRAL has taken over from the N&O as scandal monger to the world.

  • common tater Feb 20, 2014

    I agree...this story is misleading. Per people at the frat house, a group surrounded his car with the intent of keeping him there to do him harm, then the marine jumped on the hood as he tried to get away. Appears to be another case where the mixture of alcohol and testosterone caused some very bad choices and lives are changed forever. I heard from others that Jack was a good guy...just in the wrong place coupled with the common mistake of alcohol consumption.

  • cruisechik Feb 20, 2014

    Typical WRAL. Ignore facts and report garbage. The marine was not a pedestrian. The marine jumped on the hood of the car. Other news outlets updated the story as it unfolded. A very sad situation. Prayers to all involved.