A Wake Forest man faces two felony charges filed by state troopers in connection with a fatal crash on Lizard Lick Road in Wake County Sept. 23.
Wake Forest police took Jomarcus Dontez Hockaday, 30, into custody at his home at 715 E. Nelson Ave. shortly before midnight last Thursday, Oct. 27, according to arrest records.
The State Highway Patrol named Hockaday in arrest warrants that accuse him of felony death by vehicle and felony injury by vehicle.
The day of the accident, troopers cited Hockaday for driving while impaired and not having a driver’s license and for careless and reckless driving.
The felony warrants were sworn out Sept. 25 while Hockaday was hospitalized. Both allege that he was impaired shortly after 6 p.m. when his vehicle went off Lizard Lick Road at approximately 84 mph, struck a ditch and culvert, rolled over and hit a tree.
The wreck killed Chantice Yvette Henderson, 22, who troopers said in a report was thrown out of the rear seat of the 2005 Dodge passenger car. The report said she was not wearing a seat belt.
Cameshia Donnetta Hockaday, 27, was in the front seat and suffered “numerous lacerations” and a spiral fracture of her left arm, the arrest warrant said.
The report by Trooper Marc Cerbone said the Dodge drifted onto the white line on the right side of the pavement as it was going south. Hockaday overcorrected to the left and crossed the center line of the road, then overcorrected to the right and ran off the right side of the road at a driveway to a house.
The wreck happened about two-tenths of a mile south of Buck Road, Cerbone wrote.
Hockaday is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail at the Wake County Detention Center. He had his first court appearance on the felony charges Friday.