2nd NC storm victim identified
RALEIGH (AP) — Officials have released the name of a North Carolina man killed as winds from superstorm Sandy whipped through the state.
Surry County Emergency Services Director John Shelton said Jody Alan Davis, 25, of Mount Airy was driving a pickup about 7 p.m. Monday when he struck a downed oak tree near Dobson. Davis was declared dead at the scene. Shelton said speed was not a factor in the wreck.
Also Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard recovered Claudene Christian, 42, a crewman on the HMS Bounty, a replica 18th Century sailing ship that sank off the coast of North Carolina during the storm. The search is continuing at sea for Robin Walbridge, 63, the ship’s captain.