Driver in Sunday fatal crash to make court appearance

Jan. 28, 2013 @ 09:56 AM

Vincent Gregory was scheduled to make his first appearance in Vance County District Court Monday morning in connection to the death of 5-year-old Jayden Chad Stokes on Sunday.

Gregory is facing charges of felony death by motor vehicle, assault inflicting serious injury by a motor vehicle, driving while impaired and driving while license revoked. He was jailed with a secured bond of $1,001,000.

Police arrested Gregory following a collision involving Gregory and two pedestrians in the 600 block of East Montgomery Street in Henderson just after 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. When police arrived, they found the child and his father, 22-year-old Richard Thomas Stokes, injured by the 1998 GMC truck driven by the 47-year-old Gregory.

Gregory, of 270 Sparrow Lane in Henderson, was going east and drove left of the roadway. His truck collided with a utility pole, going over the curb and hitting the father and son before coming to rest in a tree.

All three were transported to a hospital. The 5-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital.