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Apex woman dies in wreck

Posted May 13, 2011

— A 24-year-old woman died in a two-vehicle wreck in Apex Thursday evening, police Capt. Anne Stephens said.

A preliminary investigation shows that Jessica Meza, of Apex, ran a stop sign at Lake Pine Drive and Old Raleigh Road around 6:30 p.m., Stephens said. Meza's Mazda collided with a truck.

Meza was killed in the wreck. Her husband, 29-year-old Angel Soto, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The truck driver and passenger were not injured.

Stephens said that speed was also a factor in the wreck. No charges have been filed.


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  • wildcat May 13, 2011

    It is also something that the INNOCENT driver of the other vehicle has to live with for the REST of his life

    Not if the driver was NOT at fault. You learn and move on.

  • wildcat May 13, 2011

    comments please.......

  • wildcat May 13, 2011

    The signs and rules are there for a purpose if only we as humans being paid closely attention to them. My condolences to her family and many friends.

  • semaea May 13, 2011

    there is also no reason why the speed limit needs to be 45 on that road to begin with. too much cross traffic from car dealerships and it is also residental.

  • Eduardo1 May 13, 2011

    People seem to BLOW Stop signs very often, so it becomes more defensive driving. And of course drivers on a regular basis, BLOW through the solid lines indicating to STOP. I can not understand, why a Stop sign is not put in those areas.
    As an example, in Fuquay Varina, when coming in to the Food Lion Center off of James Slaughter there is a solid white line.
    Car after car just BLOW through it and usually at a high speed.
    It is a shame that this young person died as a result of her high speed and failed to stop at the Stop sign. It is also something that the INNOCENT driver of the other vehicle has to live with for the REST of his life

  • Hater like Darth Vader May 13, 2011

    That's why I always try to prevent my vehicle from coming into contact with other objects. It has worked pretty well so far.

  • kikinc May 13, 2011

    This is a bad stop sign. I've known a few wrecks that have happened there. I'm wondering if a "stop ahead" sign would work, especially for those unfamiliar with the area. Not only is it a stop sign that hides behind a curve, the fact that Old Raleigh is uphill can give someone the illusion that they're not coming up to an intersection.

  • Desiderata May 13, 2011

    I frequently see people who do NOT stop at stop signs. Sorry for those who disreguard the law..but death is a ticket you can't argue your way out of! SLOW DOWN AND PAY ATTENTION OR IT COULD BE YOUR NAME IN THE NEWS AND IT WILL NOT BE GOOD !!

  • changein2016please! May 13, 2011

    My daughter and I came upon this terrible wreck on our way to dinner. On our way home, the first responders were still there and a team of them were just then moving her very slowly into the ambulance. This is so sad. My daughter and I feel terrible. We knew this was a bad accident. And that stop sign does sneak up on people...

  • Scare Crow May 13, 2011

    A lot of times people don't even slow down for stop signs. Its a rare thing to see someone who stops completely. I do! I live in the same general area and those Apex cops will give you a ticket for spitting on the sidewalk. Prayers for the family.