Driver charged in fatal car wreck that killed NCCU senior

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Tariq Jacobs has been charged in the fatal accident that killed an NCCU senior

DURHAM (WTVD) -- Authorities have charged 19-year-old Tariq Jacobs in the fatal accident that killed North Carolina Central University senior Chekeria Reid.

The accident happened on March 31 just before 7 p.m. at the intersection of N.C. Highway 55 and Crete Street.

Police said Jacobs was driving a Honda south on Highway 55 when he crossed the centerline and collided with a northbound Chevrolet driven by 27-year-old Joshua Clark.

Reid, of Greensboro, died in the crash.

Jacobs, a sophomore, was injured in the crash. He was taken to Duke Hospital.

On Wednesday, police charged Jacobs with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

Reid, who was a recreation administration major, was a two-team sports manager with football and women's basketball.

Jacobs, who is from Norfolk, is a member of the NCCU football team.

Authorities said Clark's injuries were non-life threatening.

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