A memorial run and funeral services have been set for Derek Macrae Davis, the 37-year-old jogger who succumbed to injuries Monday after he was struck by a car the week before.
The Holly Springs Run Club is holding a run Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m., that will leave from Bombshell Beer Company, 120 Quantum St., Holly Springs and will end at the site of the accident at Holly Springs Road and Linksland Drive. There, runners will create a memorial out of running shoes, shirts and flowers.
Funeral services are scheduled Friday at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 590 Bryan Drive, Apex.
Meanwhile, a memorial fund in Davis’ name has raised nearly $30,000, as of Wednesday afternoon, since it was set up Monday at GoFundMe.com.
“It was very much a shock and quite traumatic for a lot of people, knowing he’s in the prime of his life as a husband and a father,” said Tim Germann, a spokesman for the family.
Davis worked as a software engineer at SAS and was a bishop’s counselor at the Holly Springs congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was married with four children.
On April 20, he was jogging with his wife, Amanda, and crossing the intersection of Holly Springs Road and Linksland Drive around 6:30 a.m. when he was struck by a car, according to town spokesman Mark Andrews.
Roberto Carlos Solis-Reyes, 18, of Apex has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Police earlier charged Solis-Reyes with a series of violations, including: running a red light; failure to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk; failure to yield, causing serious bodily injury; careless and reckless driving; and operating a motor vehicle with a permit and not being accompanied by a licensed driver.
Amanda Davis was not injured. Solis-Reyes and his 17-year-old passenger also were not hurt.