Camp Lejeune Marine Killed In Wreck

A Camp Lejeune marine was killed in a wreck early Thursday morning according to Highway Patrol. Troopers say alcohol was involved.

According to troopers around 2 a.m. on Thursday Edward Rhoades was driving North on Highway 17 in Pollocksville when he ran off the road to the right, over-corrected, hit a ditch, then a utility pole, and his vehicle flipped several times.

Troopers say Rhoades died from his injuries sustained in the wreck. They say Rhoades blood alcohol level was above 2.0 at the time.


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  • by sister Location: beaufort,sc on Sep 7, 2011 at 04:33 AM
    It is so sad when the day comes that people have lost the love and compassion that God made us born with. The world has become a hard place to live in and people, children and adults, have to deal with things that are not in their understanding. I pray that we all will look to the only thing that will help any one through all these trials in life. God is there for us to teach us to love like children. Remeber anything can happen to any one. Noone is excluded from pain, hurt, trials, and the loss of loved ones. We should only be praying for these family members and friends.
  • by d'wayne Location: beaufort sc on Sep 6, 2011 at 09:33 PM
    A friend of my child! So sad alcohol was involved, Glenn has struggled since his father died and still found it necessary to serve our country. He was a great kid and a proud marine, honor him well for all that was good in his life and learn from what he didn't get right. RIP Marine, young man!!!
  • by chris Location: j ville on Sep 6, 2011 at 06:24 PM
    You know comments posted by nc resident and people like that will come and go. not all of us are drunks. hey this is opitional and you have the freedom to post garbage like that nc resident. jeez isn't it nice to have that luxury? the military protects this country to the best of our ability. this bickering will go on back and forth because that what this country was founded on....ideas and opinions so i will not be silenced when i say you are a moron everyone makes mistakes a family lost their son due to his own negligence and since we go by units quite posssibly his units negligence. you are worse then people who protest military funerals
  • by FriendOfTheLost Location: Beaufort, sc on Sep 6, 2011 at 12:06 PM
    You people are redicilous! You may all be right about what you have said bit that is just disrepectful of you to sit here and talk down about ones who serve for our country. Yes maybe an alcoholic would say something like that but anyone could say that who may have some consideration to the ones who struggle with such a problem. Just because a marine died if drinking and driving does not mean that they all think or act that so have some decency to Respect the ones who do take the risk for our country. The war they are fighting isn't stupid either, that's basically saying bad things about our country and even if we arent perfect you should be grateful of what our country does offer for us. One more thing is that no matter what these marines have been through for our country, they still are normal human beings like the rest of us. Before you go assuming that all of these marines drink and think they can get away with anything because they are a marine maybe you should think of the other life struggles they are encountering like maybe loosing a parent at a hard time in life. I hope that you who had such bad things to say about our soldiers will reconsider your stereotypical thoughts and find some sympathy and consideration into your heart before trash talking one who meant so much to so many people and disrespect his name. I am proud to call my friend the FEW AND THE PROUD because noone will ever take that from our hearts!
  • by been there done that Location: enc on Sep 3, 2011 at 10:59 PM
    90% of all people drink and drive? That's what an alcoholic would say, "Well everyone else does it". The other alcoholic misconception,"Everyone else drinks like I do."
  • by Hhmm on Sep 3, 2011 at 06:01 PM
    The same way they check blood levels during an autopsy... When you die your blood does not "leave" your body.
  • by Hhmm on Sep 3, 2011 at 06:01 PM
    The same way they check blood levels during an autopsy... When you die your blood does not "leave" your body.
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      by Mike on Sep 4, 2011 at 06:06 AM in reply to Hhmm
      well, sometimes it does.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2011 at 02:06 PM
    How can they tell the blood alcohol in a person who is dead?
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      by GRASSKEEPER on Sep 4, 2011 at 05:40 AM in reply to
      Again, simple solution DON"T DRINK and DRIVE...Sad probably could have been totally prevented.. Marine probably has been back and forth overseas..survived a stupid war, and then did a stupid thing that got himself killed.
  • by Carl Location: Greenville on Sep 3, 2011 at 01:05 PM
    I dont want to be negative here because its tragic for anyone to there life. However with that being said I to was a Navy Medic served with the Marine Corp on Camp Lejeune and every weekend I can remember my leaders from E-5 on up holding safety briefs every Friday telling Marines and Sailor the importance of not drinking and driving and if your going to drink have a driver and have a plan. They even came out with a plan from Cab drivers if you got drunk off base and didnt have transportation they came and picked you. And still irresponsible Marines and Sailors decided to drink and drive putting others lives at risk. I hope these young men and women who serve will take this seriously.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2011 at 02:25 PM in reply to Carl
      Okay I am glad you are responsible, but 90% of the world drink and drive some just don't get caught. Not only do drink and driving kill, but everything you do on the road accept for driving and paying attention will risk a life. However could you answer the question I just ask please from Anonymous at 05:06?
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      by NC Resident on Sep 5, 2011 at 04:01 AM in reply to Carl
      Carl, they won't take it seriously. They never have. Its all about acting like an idiot and thinking they can get away with it. When they arn't riding a motorcycle naked, killing each other,or shoplifting like one of their recent Commanders relieved of command for, they're drunks. The not so few and proud.
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