VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The driver in a crash that killed a former volleyball star atCox High School has been released from the hospital and transportedto the Virginia Beach City Jail.
The driver, Cameron Crockett, 20, of Va. Beach is chargedwith Aggravated Involuntary Manslaughter, DUI, Refusal, IllegalPossession of Alcohol and Driving Without a License.
Beach police say, Crockett lost control of the vehicle onWolfsnare Road and hit a tree Sunday night. Crockett received minorinjuries, his passenger, 20-year-old John "Jack" Korte, of Duke ofYork Quay in Virginia Beach, was killed.
Virginia Beach Police spokesperson Adam Bernstein tells WAVY.comthat alcohol and speed played a part in the crash.
Korte and Crockett were long-time friends. Korte was a starvolleyball player at Cox High School before he graduated in 2007.He was named All-Tidewater Player of the Year in 2006 and alsoplayed volleyball at George Mason University in NorthernVirginia.
Family members say Korte was set to head back to college onTuesday.
A high school friend of Korte's told WAVY.com, "He was such agreat person, very bubbly personality."
Korte's mother, father, younger brother and younger sister havebeen grieving together at their home, surrounded by friends,neighbors and their large extended family.
Monday, December 29th was Korte's brother Ben's birthday. Heturned 18 Monday, waking up in the morning to learn his big brotherhad just been killed in a car crash.
People who live half a mile from the scene say they heard theloud crash Sunday night.
It happened right in Joe Dickson's front yard. "We just startedpraying, my wife and I," said Dickson. "You know, your stomach kindof goes on you and you get a little wobbly."
Dickson said, "The car just looked like tinfoil wrapped aroundthe tree. The car was almost cut in half. The driver was conscious.He was struggling, not fighting with police, just in shock, theyhad to calm him down."
Crockett is expected to be arraigned in court onFriday.
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