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Garner police: Woman, 14-year-old girl die after Wake County police chase, wreck

Posted February 23
Updated February 24

— The 14-year-old victim in a crash that ended a police chase through Wake County Thursday night has died, according to police.

The chase started around 6:55 p.m. on Thursday when Garner officers tried to stop Kawme McGregory, 18, for speeding on Garner Road near New Rand Road, according to police. Before the officer could approach McGregory's car, he sped off.

The officer chased McGregory through Garner and ultimately onto Rush Street where the officers lost sight of McGregory's vehicle.

The officers then turned north onto Hammond Road. When they passed the Interstate 40 interchange, they saw that McGregory's vehicle had been in a crash with a white van.

A crash report released Friday morning said the van, which belonged to Neighbor to Neighbor Ministries in Raleigh, was trying to make a left turn from Hammond Road onto the I-40 ramp when McGregory crashed into it.

Erieyana J. Holloway, the 14-year-old passenger in the van, was in critical condition following the crash, but she died Friday morning. Another woman, 25-year-old Shada Sahquea Taylor, who was a passenger in McGregory's vehicle, was also killed in the crash.

Shaun Dontay Jackson, 36, of Raleigh, who was driving the van, was taken to WakeMed. A 12-year-old boy was also injured in the crash. The extent of their injuries is unclear.

McGregory was taken to WakeMed with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.


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  • Reggie Berryman Feb 24, 2017
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    If this happened in Virginia he would be sentenced to 1,000 years in prison with 999 of it suspended!

  • Brian Tucker Feb 24, 2017
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    So sad ... prayers with the families and friends of all .... A accident that could of been avoided if know it all punk had just let the officer do his job .... he knew better (MacGregor), he knew how to drive a car, speeding and then trying to flee police .... all I can say, is Throw the key away, he has no rights to be out in public ever again, had his chance, he blew it for life. Those who want to disagree with me, ur choice, but 1st put ur self in the shoes of the families who lost a 25 and 14 year old young ladies, along with others fighting for there lives.

  • Danny Basden Feb 24, 2017
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    Here is a better article: Yes, he has priors, yes, he was drinking, Yes, thank goodness he is 18 so no getting off on the minor wrap this time...
    - http://wncn.com/2017/02/23/portion-of-hammond-road-by-i40-closed-due-to-accident/

  • Linda Tally Feb 24, 2017
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    Hope he never comes close to being in a position to drive again. Or breathe free air again for that matter.

  • Janet Ghumri Feb 24, 2017
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    Imho, when you CHOOSE to drive, you don't have the RIGHT to make stupid decisions that can lead to impacting others. Driving is a privilege, and needs to be treated as such. Noone has a Right to drive, it has to be earned, and should be withheld from people who show a careless disregard for others. This young man, at 18 years old has ruined multiple families lives forever with his stupidity and fear of the police. That fear had a cause, but the valid fear he had was not the problem of the victims, until he made it their problem. Now he has spread his evil to families that didn't deserve it. He should be prosecuted fully and be banned from driving.

  • K Hope Capps Feb 24, 2017
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    I hope whatever he was running for was worth two lives. But probably not. My thoughts are with the victims.

  • Jim Dunn Feb 24, 2017
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    The 25 yo girl was in the car with the the killer. The 14 yo was in the church van.

  • Christina Brunk Feb 24, 2017
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    This article is so confusing. Mentions a 14yo girl and 25yo woman as victims but doesn't say if they were in the speeding car or the church van!

  • John Jones Feb 24, 2017
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    RON NICKELS ...At least we stopped a speeder! :(

    I guess we need to stop pulling people for speeding in fear they may run and kill someone....hhhmmmm

  • Eric Addison Feb 24, 2017
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    He's been previously charged with coke possession and possession of a stolen vehicle. Wonder what caused him to run this time, doubt WRAL will follow up on it.