Jonathan Pooley Car Accident – MORRISVILLE, N.C. — Jonathan Pooley, 18-year-old, a student of Apex Friendship High School lost his life in a tragic car accident which happened on Sunday morning, about 1 a.m., in the 1300 block of Morrisville Parkway near Duck Pond Circle, in front of the Aquatics Center. On Monday Students at Apex Friendship High School return to class after the accident that claimed the life of one of their classmates and four others injured. Young people gathered in Apex on Sunday night in a Walmart parking lot for a vigil to mourn and remember Pooley. Pooley was remembered as a kind person with a beautiful heart by some of the students of Apex Friendship High School.
According to a Police statement, a 17-year-old girl driving a 2015 Honda Civic was going at least 80 mph in the 35 mph speed-limit zone on Morrisville Parkway when it lost control and crossed the median and rolled multiple times before coming to rest, destroying the Aquatics Center’s sign in the process.18-year-old Jonathan Pooley was pronounced dead at the scene. The other, an 18-year-old male passenger was in critical condition as a result of being ejected from the car. One of them, Two other teenagers in the car sustained what police described as “significant” injuries. One went partially through the windshield, police said. According to the police only the driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Morrisville’s interim police chief, Pete Acosta, as he spoke exclusively with ABC11 on Sunday evening, said that two teens were in critical condition and the other two were stable. He also said the driver may face charges. “We do know that speed is a factor. We do know that at some level, alcohol is a factor,” Acosta said. “We anticipate some kind of charges but at this point, we just don’t know what those charges will be.”
The investigation is still ongoing by the Police, they suspect alcohol, as well as speed, was a factor in the crash.
Pooley’s obituary will be organized by the family.