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Driver Charged in Death of LDS Missionary
Jacksonville NC Daily News 25Jan00 D2
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MOREHEAD CITY, NORTH CAROLINA -- Police have filed misdemeanor death charges against Jonathan Edward Morgan, 18, the driver of the pickup truck that rear-ended a car Friday, resulting in the death of LDS missionary Melissa Peterson. Sister Peterson was in the back seat of a 1998 Buick that came to a near stop, possibly because of a funeral procession traveling in the opposite direction.

Morgan didn't realize the car was stopped, and hit the car traveling at about 55 miles per hour, police estimate. He is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle following a police investigation of the accident. LDS Church spokesman Dale Bills told Mormon News that the Church had no additional information about the accident.

Sister Peterson is from Snowflake, Arizona. Her companion, who was also in the back seat of the car, was not injured in the accident.


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