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Friday, May 3, 2013

An East Carolina University student who died after he was struck by two vehicles had consumed alcohol prior to the wrecks, according to officials.

The N.C. Medical Examiner confirmed that Robert Steven Perez, 20, of Centreville, Va., had consumed alcohol before crashing his vehicle at 5:20 a.m. on March 2.

Tests showed Perez’s blood alcohol content was 0.07, and a sample from his eye showed 0.10, according to the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Perez was a sophomore in business at ECU who lived off campus. His family did not want to be interviewed for this story.

Perez was driving eastbound on U.S. 264 when he ran off the road to the left and struck a cable wire median with his 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The car then continued into a westbound lane.

While exiting his car or immediately after, his vehicle was struck by a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer heading west on U.S. 264, causing the Impala to run into Perez and throw him into the road. Shortly after, a 2004 BMW passenger car struck the Blazer.

A woman driving a 2006 Buick passenger car then ran over Perez’ legs.

Troopers were not able to determine why Perez veered into the westbound lanes. Officials did not report alcohol as a factor.

Perez was found to be at fault for the wrecks, and no charges will be filed against the others involved.

via The Daily Reflector.


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