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Witnesses say fight led to wreck that ended in Marine’s death

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say witnesses told them a fight led to a car crash on Rose Ave. that left a Marine dead and another facing multiple charges over the weekend.

Witnesses told us it all began with a fight at a Sigma Nu party just down the road. They say Marine Cory Lee Reese, 22, jumped on the hood of Jackson Ruelle Davies’s car, and Davies, 19, took off. Witnesses say davies then lost control of the car and slammed into a utility pole and tree.

A single rose and a cross now sit where Reese’s body ended up. Witnesses say it was a bloody scene.

Emergency workers had to cut Davies out of his car before taking him to the hospital. There is no word on his condition.

We tried speaking with Sigma Nu representatives, but they have not returned our calls.

We went looking for where the party happened, and found investigators sitting outside a home. We knocked on the door, and were quickly asked to leave.

Davies is charged with DWI. Police say he could face more charges. Records show davies also faces charges in wake county for possession of alcohol.


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