Summarized by Kent Larsen
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.