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Racing charges filed in fatal Mebane crash

Posted May 14, 2014

— The State Highway Patrol said Wednesday that street racing charges have been filed against three people in an April crash near Mebane that killed a 16-year-old.

Kameron Clevenger, 19, of 500 Stonewall Drive in Mebane, was charged with pre-arranged speed competition, misdemeanor death by vehicle, careless and reckless driving and misdemeanor child abuse. Pavel Jones, 18, of 506 S. Fourth St. in Mebane, was charged with spontaneous speed competition and careless and reckless driving. McCray Williams, 16, of 1426 Payne Road in Graham, was charged with aiding and abetting a pre-arranged speed competition.

Authorities said Desmond Piccini, of Mebane, was eastbound on Lebanon Road on April 2 when his 1989 Ford Mustang ran off onto the right shoulder of the road near Mill Creek Road. Piccini over-corrected, and the car crossed over the road, hit a rock wall along the westbound shoulder and flipped onto its hood.

Piccini died in the crash, and Williams, who was riding in his car, suffered minor injuries.

Clevenger had a 13-year-old passenger in his car, which led to the child abuse charge, Trooper Michael Baker said.


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  • Imma Annoid May 14, 2014
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    "misdemeanor death by vehicle" really? Someone chooses to race and dies, but the other racer gets charged for it?

    Would not convict them on that.

  • saturn5 May 14, 2014

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    The 89 5.0 Mustang engine was rated at 225HP. A new V6 Honda Accord has 278HP.

  • Obamacare returns again May 14, 2014

    Records show that McCray Williams was also a passenger in another fatal car accident in January 2013, that killed two other teenagers. That crash also involved alleged street racing.

  • PanthersFan45 May 14, 2014

    Sounds like it easily could be avoided (like so many wrecks) but the "need" to be first gets the better of people too often. Sorry to hear about the loss of life. The aiding & abetting charge is one I haven't heard of before, I wonder exactly how they determined that.

  • elkerster May 14, 2014

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    My guess is because it was the other driver who decided to participate and ended up loosing his life.

  • Common_Sensey May 14, 2014

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    What are you talking about? You know NOTHING about cars. A 1989 Mustang has much LESS power than your "family car" Honda Accord or Toyota Camry of today. Please, don't comment on things you know nothing about.

  • Lorna Schuler May 14, 2014
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    First of all, a parent who gives or allows a 16 yr old to have a car like a Mustang (and those similar) need to have their head examined. These kid are NOT experienced enough to properly handle them and definitely don't have enough common sense to resist testosterone bragging and challenges.

  • Common_Sensey May 14, 2014

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    Are you joking? Out having a good time? Would you say the same thing is the racers had hit a school bus and killed some kids? Your name says enough about you to tell us all that you're probably not very educated "Horsepower".

    Besides, 1989 Mustang, probably and old 5.0 V8. Big deal, those things maxed out at MAYBE 225HP. Lame

  • sinenomine May 14, 2014

    I don't know the law in this area. I wonder, if it is so, why death by vehicle in the course of a prearranged race is only a misdemeanor? If there is not already a felony charge available out of such circumstances I think there ought to be one.

  • Obamacare returns again May 14, 2014

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    Probably too much of your username for kids that age.