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Raleigh man faces DWI, felony death charges from vehicle accident

Posted May 5, 2014

— A 21-year-old Raleigh man faces charges related to an accident that killed one person and injured another.

Jacob Alexander Press, of 3501 Cumberland Creek Rd., Apt. 203, is charged with driving while impaired, felony death by vehicle, felony serious injury by vehicle and reckless driving to endanger.

Press was driving a Toyota pickup truck on Interstate 440 on April 26 when the vehicle crossed the median near Jones Franklin Road and hit a Toyota Prius, Raleigh police said.

The car’s driver, Rex Houston Todd, 67, died from his injuries. His passenger, Mary Louise Todd, 66, required emergency abdominal surgery.

Press remained in the Wake County jail Monday on an $180,000 bond.


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  • patmw13 May 14, 2014

    My heart goes out to Jake and his family. He is a decent young man who made a terrible mistake.

  • LocalYokel May 6, 2014

    WRAL, How do you confuse "DWI" with "accident" in the article? Do you suspect that someone accidentally drove a truck while intoxicated?

    We all know that wrecks, deaths, injuries, and property damage are expected outcomes of driving badly.

  • PanthersFan45 May 5, 2014

    At 21 years of age he'll have a lot of time to think about this, especially if he gets a long jail sentence. Probably won't happen though ........ prayers go out to the couple.