Luis Alberto Rodriguez-Castro, as Honduran national, charged in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina in October 2011 with negligent homicide and vehicular manslaughter linked to the death of Joseph Storie, 51. Rodriguez-Castro, who entered the country without inspection at an unknown place in 1998, is wanted by ICE as an illegal alien in addition to being a criminal fugitive.
THE DRUNK DRIVER FLED AND IS STILL WANTED – WHO WAS JOE STORIE?
No Justice for North Carolina Man
Killed by Illegal Alien
After three years, ‘flight-risk’ fugitive flees felony charges
By Dave Gibson
Dave Gibson, a former legislative aide to a Virginia
state senator has been working as a freelance writer
for many years. His work has been published in many
newspapers and magazines, including The Washington
On October 5, 2011, Luis Alberto Rodriguez, 44, sped through a flashing red light at the intersection of Colington Road and U.S. 158 in Kill Devil Hills, and crashed his Chevy Lumina into the pickup truck driven by Paul Davis. The truck was hit with such force that it flipped over, killing 51-year-old Joe Storie, a passenger in the vehicle, according to court documents.
Two other passengers, Joe’s wife, Alicia Storie, and his sister, Chris Storie, were both critically injured in the wreck and were taken to Norfolk General Hospital in Virginia by air ambulance.
Rodriguez was taken to the same hospital with serious injuries.
Incredibly, days later, Rodriguez walked out of that same hospital, embarking on what would be, only his first flight from justice.
The Outer Banks Voice reported:
Sources within the Kill Devil Hills Police
Department told the Voice they requested
aid from the Norfolk Police Department to
ensure Rodriguez did not leave the hospital.
But they were informed that Norfolk could
not spare the manpower, although the state
would argue later that there were Norfolk
police officers stationed at the hospital.
Police called Sentara Norfolk General every
day while Rodriguez was a patient to check
on his recovery and were told, “he is in no
condition to walk out of here” each time.
Kill Devils Hills police, along with other agencies,
eventually tracked the criminal alien to the state capital
(and “sanctuary city”) of Raleigh, and brought him back
to Dare County.
Rodriguez was charged with one count of felony
death by vehicle, two counts of serious injury by vehicle, and one count of driving while impaired. The illegal
alien claimed poverty, was appointed a public defender,
and a secured bond was set at $100,000. SEE ENTIRE ARTICLE
Crash controversy overshadows a family’s loss
By Russ Lay | Outer Banks Voice on August 30, 2012
On Oct. 5, 2011 the traffic light at one of the busiest intersections in Dare County malfunctioned. The light went into a special mode, flashing yellow on the “bypass” and red on Colington.
Since that day, much has happened.
The driver of the car that ended Joe Storie’s life and injured two other occupants was charged with driving while impaired, felony death by vehicle and two counts of serious injury by vehicle.
Luis Rodriguez, 44, fled once, was returned to Dare County, fled a second time, and remains at large.
Meanwhile, a debate over the town’s responsibility to police the intersection after the lights malfunctioned eventually led to lower speed limits.
For the Storie family, none of those issues is more important than the fact that they lost a beloved relative and that a driver alleged to have been drunk was responsible.
Lost in all of this discussion was a more important story: Who was Joe Storie?
As it turns out, he was a special person and one who, like many of our visitors, loved the place we call home.
The October visit was a family vacation. Joe, who was 51 when he died, and other family members came down in May to be a part of the official opening of Jennette’s Pier, a seven-hour drive for family members, who mostly reside in Lenoir, N.C. MORE
Obituary for Joseph Wayne Storie
Lenoir, NC- Mr. Joseph ‘Joe’Wayne Storie, age 51, of Lenoir, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Born March 24, 1960, in Caldwell County, Joe was the son of the late Mattie â€œMaeâ€ Bolick Storie and the late Wayne Edmond Storie and the husband of Alicia Ritch Storie of the home.
Joe always had an outpouring of love for his children and family members; he loved to play â€œpractical Jokesâ€ on family members in order to put a smile on their faces.Â He was the â€œBest Storieâ€ ever told.
He was a Brick Mason for the last 35 years.Â He was an extremely hard-working man and co-owned Norris & Storie Construction.
Joe was a loving husband, wonderful father and caring brother and uncle to his numerous nieces and nephews.Â He was a big man with a big heart.Â Joe always assisted the elderly and children so their needs were met.
Surviving other than his wife are his children; Joseph Matthew Storie, Shane Evan Storie, Blake Alexander Dennis; 4 sisters, Christina ‘Piggy’ Marie Storie; Jeanne â€œWienerâ€ Christine Reid and husband Barry Denise Storie Smith and husband â€œBuckâ€; Rebecca Lynn Storie; 2 brothers, Tracy â€œLippsâ€ Scott Storie and wife Donna; Stephen R. Storie and wife Karen and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
A service celebrating Joe’s life will be held at 3:00 PM Monday, October 10, 2011, in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service with Reverend Jim Lee officiating.Â The family will receive friends on Monday from 1:00 until 3:00 PM, prior to the service and at other times at the residence of Denise and Buck Smith, 106 Windy Oaks Ct., Lenoir, NC.
A trust fund is being established for Joe’s children’s college education.Â
Online condolences may be sent to the Storie Family at www.evansfuneralservice.com