Driver charged in Raleigh wreck that killed teen girl
Posted July 12, 2008 7:28 a.m. EDT
Updated July 14, 2008 11:19 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — A Raleigh man has been charged with felony death by motor vehicle and provisional DWI in a wreck on Glenwood Avenue that killed a teenager early Saturday.
Lillian Broox Manis, 17, of Chapel Hill, died in the two-vehicle wreck that occurred shortly before 5 a.m. at Glenwood and Lynn Road, police said.
Justin Caleb Crouse, 19, of 4612 Limerick Drive in Raleigh, faces charges of provisional driving while impaired, felony death by vehicle and a red-light violation.
Manis was riding in a 1991 Honda passenger car driven by Philip Iavorov Jurov, 17, of Durham, going north on Glenwood toward Pinecrest Drive. Jurov had a green light at the Lynn Road intersection, according to the wreck report.
Crouse was driving a 2008 Ford passenger car south on Lynn Road and preparing to make a left turn onto Glenwood. He lost control of the car, and it ran off the right side of the road, deflating its right-side tires.
The Ford traveled 147 feet and entered Glenwood, striking the passenger side of the Honda head-on at 50 mph, according to the wreck report.
The Honda ran off the left side of the road and overturned, coming to rest against an embankment approximately 25 feet from the road. The Ford came to a stop about 131 feet off the left side of Glenwood.
Jurov and Manis were trapped inside the Honda. Both were transported to WakeMed. Manis was pronounced dead at the hospital, and Jurov sustained serious injuries.
Crouse was also taken to WakeMed to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The wreck caused $12,000 worth of damage to the Ford and $15,000, to the Honda.
The wreck reports says that police suspect Crouse was impaired by alcohol. Tests results were pending late Saturday morning.
Manis would have turned 18 next month.