DURHAM, NC (WNCN) — A Raleigh man has been arrested and charged after a crash that fell off Interstate-40 on February 13 that killed a 33-year-old man.
Durham Police said Jamez Lee Hoke, 33, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with the death by motor vehicle, speeding and failing to maintain lane control.
Court documents show Hoke did it Driving a 2018 Dodge Challenger on I-40 East when he tried to take exit 283 toward Interstate-540.
Unable to follow the curve, Hoke ran off the road, hitting several trees, court documents said.
During the course of the impact, the tree struck the Challenger’s passenger side, throwing Timothy Hall Jr., 32, of Smithfield, out.
Hall died at the scene, police said.
Hoke called 911 after the incident and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Investigators said speed and alcohol contributed to the accident.
Hoke has since been released from prison.
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