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Holly Springs jogger hit by car remains in critical; driver cited

Posted April 21, 2015

— A Holly Springs High School student has been cited in an accident that critically injured a jogger Monday morning.

Police said Tuesday that Carlos Solis-Reyes, 18, of Apex was cited with running a red light, failure to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk, failure to yield causing serious bodily injury, careless and reckless driving, and operating a vehicle with a permit while not being accompanied by a licensed driver.

The latter two citations are misdemeanor charges.

The accident happened at the intersection of Holly Springs Road and Linksland Drive about 6:30 a.m. Monday. Police said Derek Davis, 37, was trying to cross the road in the crosswalk with his wife when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Solis-Reyes.

Davis, a software developer at SAS, remained in critical condition Tuesday at WakeMed in Raleigh.

Solis-Reyes, who was not hurt in the crash, is scheduled to appear in court May 19.


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  • Andrea Beimler Apr 28, 2015
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    He was driving without a license. Not allowed at any age.

  • Tracy Watson Apr 27, 2015
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    He is 18 and does not require an adult or parent in the car with him as he is an adult techniqually.

  • Barbara Horton Apr 22, 2015
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    Any charges for the parents of the driver? They had to sign for his permit. Why did he have access to a car without one of them in it?