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Teen Charged After Fatal Wreck

Posted June 14, 2007

— A Chapel Hill teen has been charged with felony death by motor vehicle in connection with an accident last week in which another teen was killed, authorities said.

Kelsey Ryann Lunden died last Friday afternoon, about 12 hours after the car she was riding in ran off the road, hit a tree and overturned, authorities said. The wreck occurred on Wabash Road, a private drive located off of Carl Durham Road in southern Orange County, authorities said.

Jordan Marshall Crim, 16, of 6578 Alexandra Drive, was initially charged with driving while impaired, driving with no operator’s license and driving by a person less than 21 years old after consuming alcohol or drugs, authorities said. He was charged Wednesday with felony death by motor vehicle.

In addition, Taylor Owen Doar, 22, of 4200 Mt. Sinai Road, has been charged with two counts of aiding and abetting in the underage purchase of malt beverages. Also, Robin Krebs, 53, of 2403 Carl Durham Road, has been charged with three counts of aiding and abetting possession and consumption of malt beverage and four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, abuse and neglect of a juvenile.


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  • isabella731 Jun 15, 2007

    Such a shame. The adults who supply alcohol to minors should be accused of homicide as well.

  • packandcanesfan Jun 15, 2007

    Very sad to see such a young life end. I am sure all parties involved wish they could go back and do that day over again. Unfortunately, you can't.

  • Mark - feel free to debate me Jun 14, 2007

    The death of this child is a tragedy, the fact that the driver and adults that have been charged will get off with a slap on the hand is even worse.
    At least WRAL has opened this issue back up to comments. When the article was first posted last week as soon as several negative comments were made they closed it. Why was that WRAL?

  • NotFromHere Jun 14, 2007

    Too bad that adults supplying alcohol to minors is such a minor crime in NC. If there was really any punishment associated with it, people would not take it so calmly and keep doing it. If helping minors get alcohol was associated with 6 months in jail you would not find adults willing to go out on a limb and do that. But since there is no punishment associated with it no one really cares.

    When that one boy who had graduated from Apex HS was killed earlier in the school year, the parents who were at home when their kid was having the party and serving alcohol were not even charged.

  • shine Jun 14, 2007

    What a tragedy - and adults involved also.

  • peoplelearntodriveinnc Jun 14, 2007

    This story really hit home with me because Kelsey was a part of our church VBS every summer. We at Hillsborough Pentecostal loved Kelsey very much and will miss her. However she was at the wrong place at the wrong time, my wife and sister in law attended the funeral and it was a very beautiful ceremony. I hope justice is served on the driver and the other two associated with this. May Kelsey get her justice. God bless the Kelsey Lunden family.

  • Slip Kid Jun 14, 2007

    Kudos to the DA who's willing to hold the adults around this kid responsible! It may be a hard lesson, but a necessary one, to get parents and 'adults' to realize their responsibility for affecting the decisons/actions of youths around them.

    I wouldn't buy beer for an underage kid, especially one that might drive soon after, but this reinforces my decision making process. I hope it does for others, as well.

  • skinnycow Jun 14, 2007


    sad but true. I am going to agree with you.

  • luv2surffish Jun 14, 2007

    lock all 3 up for sometime.. let them think this one over...it will stick with them.. the 16 yr old may never get his lic.

  • fireman1963 Jun 14, 2007

    Hey Geisha Girl - bet he doesn't give it a second thought the day that he leaves the iron bars behind.