Two Killed On Motorcycle In Duplin County

On Friday, a man and his wife on a motorcycle died as they were hit by a pick-up truck.

Highway patrol says it happened around 9pm Friday along NC 41 near Wallace in Duplin County.

A spokesperson says Joey and Ammie Kea were both killed while riding a motorcycle that was hit by the truck driven by Roberto Cruz.

Cruz has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

He is currently being held on a $100,000 dollar bond at the Duplin County Jail.

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  • by Anonymous on May 9, 2010 at 07:04 PM
    Question: If it were a Spanish person/s that got killed would you even care??? If not them grow up and get a life.. No racism here and I AM SURE SOME WHERE DOWN "YOUR" family tree, YOU 2 HAVE SOMEONE THAT IS NOT PURE BREED WHITE AMERICAN!!! Stop the racism. No one should judge this man other than the proper people, furthermore where you there? Do you know how he reacted? Well SSSHHHH then..
  • by Rebecca Location: Pender County on May 3, 2010 at 02:32 PM
    Ammie Kea was a true friend, a fine Christian, and a wonderful person. Her husband Joey was totally in love with her as she was with him. They have a wonderful family. I will miss the "Ammie dance" with the big, beautiful smile on her face. God bless you both and hold you both in the palm of his hand. I will see you again one blessed day and we can do the Ammie dance together. Rest in Peace beloved Ammie and Joey.
  • by Victor Location: Jacksonville, NC on Apr 21, 2010 at 02:11 PM
    I am so hurt over the loss of Mrs. Ammie Kea. As a former co-worker of her. Mrs. Kea was a wonderful person; full of grace, charm and dignity. I continue to pray for her children and the Kea family at large. For those who wish to judge Mr. Cruz, please remember that God is judging you; especially those of you who feel that you are so much superior to everyone else on this earth. Having been raised in this state, I have long recognized how overt and covert racism is in North Carolina. Two families are in morning; one with the lifetime loss of lovedd-one; the other, a probble loss of companionship for years. As for you Judges; here is a warning: Be careful for you shall be judged by a power higher than anything in this universerealize how. As for the families suffering grief and loss; I shall continually hold you in my prayers! Grace be to our Merciful God!!!
  • by Ted Location: Fayetteville, NC on Apr 13, 2010 at 10:02 AM
    As a former co-worker of Joey's I will always remember him for his contageous smile. My prayers are with the families of all touched by this terrible trajedy.
  • by lizbeth Location: st louis on Apr 12, 2010 at 09:17 PM
    I am a relative of the couple that was killed in the accident. All that matters is that 2 families have been shocked by this tragic accident and are trying to deal with his the best way that they can. I am sure that the laws will see fit for this person to be punished for what he has done. No matter how good of a person he was he still took the lives of two people who leave two children behind. If he has family and children, at least they will be able to visit him if he is incarcerated,they only thing this family and their children will have to visit is two grave sites. My prayers go out to the KEA family and i pray for the person that did this and also pray that he realizes that he understands how he has devisated this family, and hopes that he does not fight the punishmnt that is given to him.
  • by Holy Cow Location: Duplin County on Apr 12, 2010 at 03:31 PM
    All that matters is that we have two more fallen bike riders. Please people, watch out for us out there. We bikers are smaller and can be easily hit and killed.....
  • by BabyGirl1982 Location: Duplin County on Apr 12, 2010 at 12:31 PM
    I heard about this TRAGIC accident while at Church Sunday in Harrells. It is very unfortunate that this accident occurs. I myself will be praying for the families of the deceased as well as Mr Cruz. I believe he did an HONORABLE thing by staying at the scene to wait for the authorities. Many people in this day and age would not have waited. As for "MIKE" I believe that you should ask GOD for forgiveness in JUDGING someone that you DO NOT KNOW! We have all races living in and around our areas now and it is only fair that they all be treated with the SAME respect. MATTHEW 7:1-2 "DO NOT JUDGE, OR YOU TOO WILL BE JUDGED. FOR IN THE SAME WAY YOU JUDGE OTHERS, YOU WILL BE JUDGED, AND WITH THE MEASURE YOU USE, IT WILL BE MEASURED TO YOU." MATTHEW 7:6 "DO NOT GIVE DOGS WHAT IS SACRED; DO NOT THROW YOUR PEARS TO THE PIGS. IF YOU DO, THEY MAY TRAMPLE THE UNDER THEIR FEET, AND THEN TURN AND TEAR YOU TO PIECES."
  • by PinkCrack Location: Downtown on Apr 12, 2010 at 05:11 AM
    Mike, if by here you mean this part of NC you are correct. My statement was in reference to the country and not our area as most people have the ability to move. Since Europeans were on the continent intermarrying with the indigenous population by 1520 or so and, Jamestown was founded around 1607, your claim of an ancestral link to Jamestown is a moot point. Even if that were not the case your families history of immigration does not give you the ability to make judgments on others status as citizens, especially based on a name. Way to dodge the questions and instead try to find a clever way to insult me and boost your own ego without being censored. If having Lumbee friends is an accomplishment you feel the need to share then nicely done. Ask them how they feel about you assuming all Lumbees must think alike. You seem to like making generalization. Perhaps your dispersions regarding my ancestry would be based on an assumption about me based on my name?
  • by Whitakersgirl on Apr 11, 2010 at 09:25 PM
    I know this person personally. Not only was this a complete accident. He waited for a couple of hours at the scene to be arrested. Many would have at least considered running. He is a fine person and will more than glad pay for his unfortunte mistake.
  • by EMT-P Location: NC on Apr 11, 2010 at 07:55 PM
    Well I think you all need to grow up and lets pray for the families of the victims. After working in EMS for 15 years it is just as hard to deal with these type accidents weather the Victim is white,black or whatever they might be. We are all children of God weather u except it or not. So grow up and be considerate of the families that are morning the loss of there loved ones and pray for Mr. Cruz who knows he might be a US citizen there are several name sakes that are now in the US no matter where they came from.
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