NEW INFO: ECU 2003 Grad Killed In Car Accident; Driver Charged With Felony DWI & Murder

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.

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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

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  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Sep 2, 2009 at 07:24 PM
    This is tragic. My heart goes out to the family and friends of John.
  • by Easy Y'all Location: Kinston on Aug 31, 2009 at 09:51 AM
    Lets all focus our own behaviors. I don't want the government deciding what I can and cannot do thank you. I appreciate the fact that the armed forces fights everyday to keep my freedoms. So back off or move...Prohibition was tried once, it made things worse.
  • by Beth on Aug 31, 2009 at 09:23 AM
    His name was Eddie. He was a great guy. We were in the same "group" our sophmore,junior, and senior year in college. He loved to have a good time and loved his friends. He will truly be missed.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Aug 31, 2009 at 08:21 AM
    Every vehicle should be fitted by a device to measure alcohol content before the vehicle can start and be driven and be paid for by the makers of alcohol beverages.If anyone is caught trying to tamper with the device make it a mandatory 20 year sentence with no parole.that will put a dent in it.
  • by Anonymous Location: gville on Aug 31, 2009 at 06:47 AM
    It doesn't say much for our judicial system when in the last week 2 young adults have been killed by people with previous DWI convictions. Something is just not right when the innocent die and the guilty usually get away with little or no injury.
  • by Location: Stokes, NC on Aug 31, 2009 at 06:12 AM
    What is wrong with people who drink and then drive?!!! How many more innocent people have to die and families be tormented with untimely death of their loved ones? This is absolutley ridiculous and senseless for anyone to be allowed to easily get back behind a wheel of any vehicle without being penalized to the extreme. There has to be greater laws created to deter people from wanting to even get back behind a wheel of a car. Do more than take their licenses for first offense; give them jail time so they can have time to think about how dangerous and reckless their behavior has become.
  • by Unfair Location: New Bern on Aug 31, 2009 at 06:06 AM
    Alcohol should be banned from all restaurants. Smoking has been banned from just about everywhere but yet we can go sit in a restaurant to eat where people are drinking and getting sloppy drunk and using foul language, then they get in their cars knowing they could very wll kill someone. Yet the only thing that is being harped on is cigarettes and banning smoking.
  • by Susan Location: Chapel Hill on Aug 31, 2009 at 05:19 AM
    ALL alcoholic beverages should be banned & keep it that way forever. Yeah, I said that -Ohhhhhhhh. DWIs are senseless murders, NOBODY has to drink & drive. It's so preventable, yet people do it every day. Drunk drivers don't have any respect for their own life, let alone someone elses. Yeah, I'll say it again -I PRAY THAT ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN THE US GET BANNED FOREVER & ANYONE CAUGHT WITH ANY GET SENT TO PRISON.
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Aug 31, 2009 at 05:17 AM
    His name is John Edward Ogburn,so I presume many called him "Eddy".It makes one wonder why a person who is a productive member of society has to leave us so soon yet the pond suckers get to keep on scavenging.
  • by WOW on Aug 31, 2009 at 05:08 AM
    If this is the same Cory Henderson I just found on the NC DOC website, this is his 2nd DUI and he had quite a few previous drug charges. My point is Carla has so far gotten off easy for her 3rd offense DUI! When will these people learn? My thoughts and prayers are with Ryan and John's families! I hope these habitual drunk drivers rot in jail!
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