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Driver faces DWI charge for fatal Roxboro wreck

Posted October 26, 2010
Updated October 27, 2010

— A Roxboro man faces DWI and reckless driving charges for a wreck Saturday that killed one person and left the driver and two others injured, according to Sgt. Jeff Gordon, spokesman for the State Highway Patrol.

Charles Guy Lee, 22, of 321 Sandy Hills Road, was driving on Denny's Store Road when he lost control of the vehicle near Lonnie Gentry Road around 1 a.m., Gordon said.

The troopers who responded to the wreck said that alcohol and speed were both factors.

Victoria Elaine Clayton, 16, of 222 Reams Ave., a back-seat passenger, was killed, troopers said.

Two others in the back seat – Tanya Lorena Gomez, 18, of 135 Piney Forest Drive, and Natalia Munoz, 18, of 2099 Halifax Road – and James Edward Strickland III, 23, of 61 Granite Drive Roxboro, who was riding shotgun, were injured.

Strickland was ejected from the vehicle, troopers said.

Gordon said the charges against Lee could be upgraded pending a consultation with Person County acting District Attorney Jim Long.


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  • liltarheelmommy Nov 5, 2010

    He was finally charged yesterday with Felony Death By Motor Vehicle!

  • liltarheelmommy Nov 1, 2010

    actually, the Roxboro Courier Times reported that he had been charged with DWI and wreckless driving in this accident but they found out that those charges were pertaining to a previous incident. He hasn't been charged yet for this accident. In previous incidents, he has been charged with DWI's, wreckless driving, and Speeding (95 in 45 zone). Seems to me like this guy shouldn't have even been driving!!!!

  • blair88 Oct 27, 2010

    It bothers me that everyone is focused on the grammer :(

  • gingerlynn Oct 27, 2010

    There is nothing wrong with that in informal speech. But not in "professional" journalism.

  • richard4wildcats Oct 27, 2010

    Charges will most certainly be upgraded. No question about that!!

  • johnnyboy Oct 27, 2010

    You people, who comment, here. Are, so, critical.
    I, call, SHOTGUN!! What is, wrong with that?


  • cth1 Oct 27, 2010

    So sad..and tragic!! Hope other teens will learn from this!! Prayers for the families!!

  • gingerlynn Oct 27, 2010

    jsstewartnc. I count 20 commas in 7 sentences.

  • gingerlynn Oct 27, 2010

    HAHAHA. "Riding Shotgun". Who uses euphemisms like that in professional journalism. How about "riding in the passenger seat?"

    On a more serious note, I am very sorry for the family.

  • jstewartnc Oct 27, 2010

    it does... story must have been written by a sixteen-year-old... all the commas gave me a seizure.