A driver charged with DWI after an accident killed a motorist who was an ECU graduate, is also charged with second degree murder.
28 year old Eddie Ogburn died in that accident Saturday in Raleigh.
Wral reports that police filed the second degree murder charges Wednesday against 33 year-old Cory Henderson of Louisburg.
They say Henderson tried to pass Ogburn, who was in a turning lane.
State Department of Correction records show Henderson was convicted of DWI in Wake County in 2004.
Ogburn was a graduate of East Carolina University and worked at the SAS Institute in Cary. Funeral services were held for him Wednesday.
A 33-year-old man from Louisburg is charged with a DWI after causing a fatal hit and run in Raleigh.
The accident happened around 2:19 Saturday afternoon. Police say John Ogburn was driving northbound on Old Wake Forest Road. At that time, police say 33-year-old Cory Henderson approach Ogburn’s car at a high rate of speed and attempted to pass him but instead collided with the car.
Ogburn’s car then traveled onto the west curb, separated and then came back onto the road. Ogburn was taken to WakeMed, where he later died from his injuries. Two other passengers in Ogburn’s vehicle were also taken to the hospital for treatment.
Sgt. Johnson with Raleigh police attempted to catch up with Henderson while he was driving on Old Wake Forest Road. Johnson saw Henderson flee the accident into the woods, where he was later arrested.
Henderson has been charged with DWI, felony death by motor vehicle, serious injury by vehicle, felony hit and run and speeding. More charges are pending.
Henderson is in jail under a $130,000 bond.
Story Courtesy of WNCN