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Wake Forest-Rolesville High graduate killed in wreck

Posted October 12, 2008 11:49 a.m. EDT
Updated October 13, 2008 8:38 a.m. EDT

— A 2008 Wake Forest-Rolesville High School graduate died in a single-vehicle wreck early Sunday, state troopers said.

Jarret Satchell, 18, of Wake Forest was driving east on Purnell Road when his vehicle went off the right side of the road near Wolverton Fields Drive around 12:49 a.m.

Troopers said that Satchell over-corrected, crossed the center line and ran off the left side of the road.

His vehicle became airborne, struck a pole, ran into a ditch and hit two trees before it overturned and came to a stop, authorities said.

Satchell was ejected the vehicle and died of his injuries.

Troopers said that alcohol was involved in the wreck.

Friends say Satchell was upset over a girl when he sped off in his car.

Dozens of friends and neighbors gathered to mourn and erected a makeshift monument at the wreck scene later Sunday. A wooden cross bore a picture of Satchell surrounded by paper soccer balls and a lifeguard tag.

“He had such a good heart, such a good goal for his life. He was going to get so far,” said Danielle Dragic, Satchell's friend.

A candlelight vigil was also held outside Satchell's house Sunday evening.

"I miss him so much," Dragic said.

Friends said that he had started his first semester at East Carolina University and come home for his fall break.

“He’s always been very respectful. Just a good kid as far as I know,” said Anthony Timberlake, father of victim's friend.

Satchell played on the soccer team at Wake Forest-Rolesville.