TROOPERS: Alcohol Factor In Crash That Killed Teen

Troopers say alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in a crash Monday night that killed a teenager.

18-year-old Michael Rodriguez of Dover died in an accident on Caswell Station Road in Jones County.

The wreck happened around 9:30 p.m. Troopers say Rodriguez' vehicle veered off the road, hit a ditch which caused the car to overturn before striking a tree.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident and Rodriguez was the only person in the car.


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  • by Brooke Location: Kinston on May 12, 2009 at 04:12 PM
    Michael how many times have i tried to tell you. If only you had called me I have always tried to be there for you. You now have missed out on a beautiful life I know things weren"t going well but everything changes. I will always love you Michael with all of my heart!!!!
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 12, 2009 at 11:16 AM
    That is heartbreaking and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the boy. That goes to show you that it's not worth driving drunk.
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