Car Collides With Tree, Kills One

A Wayne County man was killed in a single car accident Saturday morning.

N.C. Highway Patrol officials say Jorge Delgado Marquez, 22, of 2344 Antioch Road in Pikeville, died when his vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree.

Marquez and a passenger were traveling east on U.S. 264 near the Nash and Wilson County line around 5:30 a.m. Officials say it was raining when Marquez's 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac ran off the road to the right, colliding head-on with a tree.

Officials do not believe speed or alcohol were factors in the accident.

The passenger was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. There is no word yet on the victim's identity or condition.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 11, 2011 at 03:30 PM
    may god bless you JORGE!
  • by Anonymous Location: GREENE COUNTY on Jul 11, 2011 at 02:28 PM
    Jorge was a great kid, he will be missed by many. I will keep his family, friends and loved ones in my prayers as he was well known as a great friend to many. Jorge may you REST IN PEACE!
  • by Former CBA Parent Location: Goldsboro on Jul 11, 2011 at 12:05 PM
    The CBA class of 2008 has been stricken with much tragedy. Keep those kids in your prayers. Jorge was a great person, and yes, he was kind and friendly to all! May God bless his family, and may he be blessed with his good deeds and having his heart in the right place. Prayers....
  • by Anonymous Location: PIKEVILLE on Jul 11, 2011 at 07:24 AM
    Jorge was a very wonderful person who gave his time to helping kids play soccer at our school. He will be greatly missed by all the kids and coaches. May he rest in peace.
  • by A Location: Pikeville on Jul 11, 2011 at 06:54 AM
    I too went to school with Jorge and agree with the frist writer as all others who knew him would! Jorge was a great kid and will always be rememberd by many! My prayers go out to his family and the rest of his friends! God bless all of you for he will be missed! Rest In Peace Jorge
  • by J Location: Greenville on Jul 11, 2011 at 06:01 AM
    I went to high school with Jorge. He was a wonderful kid who was also an amazing soccer player. It's really sad to hear this. Lets keep his family, friends, and the passenger in our prayers. We lost a great one...
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      by ryan on Jul 11, 2011 at 07:36 AM in reply to J
      jorge was the nicest guy u will ever meet. he was one of a kind on and off the soccer field. terrible tragedy, only the good die young. RIP Jorge....
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