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Jaleayah Davis’ I-77 death is ruled accidental

March 22, 2013

PARKERSBURG — The death of 20-year-old Marietta resident Jaleayah Davis has been ruled accidental, officials said Thursday night....

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skategirl1984

Mar-25-13 3:16 PM

While she did make the choice to drink on her own and nobody forced her, the same goes for bartenders who continue to serve extremely intoxicated people and then get behind the wheel of a car. Why should this be any different? Bartenders can be held responsible for accidents as should the people who provided Jaleayah with the alcohol on the night of her death.

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NasCarNut

Mar-23-13 4:57 PM

toxicology report back in time to press charges but apparently the statute of limitations has passed therefore no charges will be brought forth.

That's too bad, could have been the justice the family was seeking...but we must remember she made the choice to drink & drive...it's sad any way you look at it...

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skategirl1984

Mar-23-13 2:19 PM

As true as it may be that it's against the law to serve minors and also provide it to them at a party or such, I doubt charges are going to be pressed now. Regardless of accident or murder it was known she was drinking and sure as H&ll had the toxicology report back in time to press charges but apparently the statute of limitations has passed therefore no charges will be brought forth.

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skategirl1984

Mar-23-13 2:16 PM

I'm sorry, where was it ever released that the vehicle was still in drive?

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BfromWV

Mar-23-13 8:42 AM

Brownieforever the entire side of the car was pancaked (smashed in) to see just how far you would have to compare it to the undamaged side of the car. Also the door pillar (the part separating the front of the car and the back) was broken. Something on the inside hit it with enough force to break it. The logical conclusion would be the driver since the driver was found outside of the vehicle, the passenger side window broken out, the car still running and in drive located past the point of impact. Just a tragic mix of alcohol and not wearing a seatbelt. This was the perfect storm of circumstances that came together and resulted in a very tragic loss of life. Until people see a computer generated model showing the impact and energy dissipation they aren't going to believe it.

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brownieforever

Mar-22-13 4:07 PM

I'm sorry but I have a hard time believing that she was thrown across the inside of her car, out the window & over the outside of the car when you look at the damage to her vehicle. I've been in a "fender bender" and my car suffered more damaged than her fatal accident.

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NasCarNut

Mar-22-13 3:23 PM

Regardless of where she was drinking the place is really quite irrelevant.

Not necessarily, it's against the law to serve minors...

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skategirl1984

Mar-22-13 3:02 PM

It's a KNOWN fact she was drinking at a "friends" house and then they headed to the Nip. Regardless of where she was drinking the place is really quite irrelevant.

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NasCarNut

Mar-22-13 2:52 PM

Where in the article did it say she had been to a bar??...or was it stated in a previous article??...

@BeRight; she may have survived the accident, the car didn't look to badly damaged...

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BeRight

Mar-22-13 11:42 AM

If she was wearing a seatbelt..........

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letsbereal

Mar-22-13 10:52 AM

@brownieforever it says force of impact. she was pretty much thrown around like a rag doll probably due to the speed of the vehicle coming to a stop. if you knew something about physics, you have to factor in the angle at which the car struck the guardrail and the speed. it is definately a rare occurrence of events and one serious freak accident. so sorry for the family, hopefully they can finally get some closure.

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clickhere

Mar-22-13 10:46 AM

This is such a heart-wrenching story also I did not know this beautiful young woman. First this could happen to anyone of us as a parent with/without underage adults and teenagers. My question is this???? What charges were/are filed against this establishment for selling alcohol to people underage. I hope the H&LL this bar owner has their license revoked , were fined and then run out of town. They should be held accountable for selling alcohol to anyone underage 21 (that's the law) bartenders too. I hope Jaleayah's family finds peace one day!

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brownieforever

Mar-22-13 8:02 AM

Someone please explain. How could she have been thrown out of the vehicle, through the passenger window, and her body go over her car and land in the road? Wouldn't the force of the accident as she hit the guardrail taken her over the guardrail and into the field or grass?

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