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Raleigh Man Dies After Being Ejected From Truck

Posted March 30, 2007
Updated March 31, 2007

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— A 21-year-old Raleigh man died Friday morning after, police said, his pickup truck ran off the road, hit a ditch and overturned.

Christopher Glen Rogers was ejected from his truck and landed on the road around midnight as he drove in Johnston County on Highway 42 West about two miles off I-40, said Trooper Kelly Watkins.

There were no passengers in the car.

Rogers was then taken to WakeMed, where he was listed in critical condition Friday morning. Calls to WakeMed about his condition were not immediately returned Friday afternoon and evening. A hospital representative, on Saturday, confirmed Rogers' death.

Alcohol was not a factor, but Rogers was probably driving about 15 to 20 miles over the posted 45 mph speed limit, police said.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

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  • aliciamarie Apr 11, 2007

    Goober was like a older brother to me and i will miss him very much, but to everyone who has anything bad to say just put yourself in his family's shoes. It could happen to anyone. Please kept your thoughts & prayers with his family. I will never forget Goober as long as I live he would do anything to help someone else out. I will miss him very much.

  • KRISTEN PILKINGTON Apr 2, 2007

    Mr. Rogers... I'm so glad we talked in the yard the other night. You said a lot of things to me that helped put my heart at ease and just standing there speaking to you for so long was like a mirror image of Goober. Ya'll knew how much we meant to each other and I cant imagine the pain you'll be dealing with as the days slowly pass. He's one of the most kind-hearted and respectful people I've ever met and it's all because of you. You'll never know how much he changed my life in the moments that I needed him the most. I'll be praying for you everyday.

  • Ronnie Apr 2, 2007

    I am the father of Christopher {goober}We do not no if he was wearing a seatbelt but every one should. Please be advised these kids calling him goober is a band thing from marching band it is not offensive to us. I would like to sat to all of his friends how much Christopher loved every one of you and how proud i am of him and his friends. I know you are suffering as we are.But its is a great comfort the help and loyality and knowing how well my son was loved by so many and the hearts that he touched. Thank you for your prayers for the family and his 10 year old sister who cherished the ground he walked on. Ronnie Rogers and Family

  • valleyind Apr 1, 2007

    Censorship in any means is a constitutional violation.

  • goheels Apr 1, 2007

    May the family of this young man find comfort and strength in this difficult time. To other young men and women, and anyone else, please wear a seatbelt. They are aggravating, but they may have saved this young man's life if they had been worn.

  • sixsix210nc Mar 31, 2007

    wear a seatbelt...teach children young

  • rainy39 Mar 31, 2007

    The approval policy is to keep people from getting up here and putting hatred and mean comments up that were happening.

  • painexpress Mar 31, 2007

    I am truly sorry for the parents because to lose a child is probably the hardest thing to be faced with in life. If they know Jesus they have someone to lean on, if not I would suggest they get to know him . He will provide the only comfort available. I'm praying for his entire family.

  • Get a clue Mar 31, 2007

    Why is the approval policy on this story? This was a very senseless death and I feel bad for the family.

  • Rocknhorse Mar 31, 2007

    My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of this young man!

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