A memorial for Kyol Allen-Gailliard, Jason Britt and Dennis Battle at the site of their single-vehicle accident on South Grace Street on Friday.

Telegram photo / Alan Campbell

A memorial for Kyol Allen-Gailliard, Jason Britt and Dennis Battle at the site of their single-vehicle accident on South Grace Street on Friday.

Speed, weather cited as factors in triple fatal crash

By Brie Handgraaf

Staff Writer

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Rocky Mount police released a report Friday revealing factors believed to have led to the triple fatal car wreck last week in downtown Rocky Mount.

“The Rocky Mount Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Crash Reduction Unit’s investigation revealed that inclement weather, excessive speed and tire condition were factors in the crash,” a press release stated.

The results of toxicology tests on the victims conducted by the medical examiner’s office are pending.

Officials also determined through dental records that Jason Javon Britt, 29, was driving the 2001 Lincoln LS, which left the road around 2 a.m. on May 16 and collided with a brick building. The three men were killed when the vehicle burst into flames.

The vehicle’s owner, 27-year-old Kyol Allen-Gailliard, reportedly was sitting in the back of the vehicle while 21-year-old Dennis Ray Battle was in the front seat. All three men will be laid to rest today.

Linda Gilchrist, who is the aunt of Battle, cousin to Britt and great aunt to Gailliard’s two daughters, said her family plans to investigate the incident further, including who was driving.

“We are not at rest with the findings of the Rocky Mount Police Department,” she said.

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Lasko

Please obtain grammar check and Curmilus buy that spell check option.

Sherry

You can do better than that, is that all you have to offer? What are you hiding from ? what is it that you truly want to say, no one will know who you are so say what you mean or find another fight in peek-a-bo-land.

Damn how ignant!

Spell check is free! You gets da message caus if you didn't you wouldn't be trying to criticize! LMBAO!

Now Run & Tell That!

This whole situation is very

This whole situation is very sad for all families involved. But why are you going to further investigate who was driving. Are dental records not enough? And is it really going to change the end result. Let it be and mourn the loss of these three men. Don't stir up things that need to be laid to rest. If you feel you need more answers then do it privately or seek counselling for not being able to accept these fine men are gone. Nothing is going to change but more heartache for their loved ones by keeping the pot stirred so to speak. Why would RMPD lie? What reason would they have to not be truthful from the beginning. They have no personal or professional gain from hiding facts. Please get yourself together and mourn privately.

female

Easy for you to say but you would want to know the truth also if the shoe was on your foot. Did you know that it's alleged that Pastor James Gailliard son talked of killing himself and hating his life and that they were leaving a night clud the night of the accident? Is this why you and the FAKE FAITH BASE COMMUNITY don't want the truth told? The other families has a right to know and for people as your self to deny them that right to save face for the others involved is criminal. Not the first time the RM. PD. lied and will not be the last. I thought the church stood for truth and if this is true then you or them should not have a problem with the truth being told right?

This whole situation is very

This whole situation is very sad for all families involved. But why are you going to further investigate who was driving. Are dental records not enough? And is it really going to change the end result. Let it be and mourn the loss of these three men. Don't stir up things that need to be laid to rest. If you feel you need more answers then do it privately or seek counselling for not being able to accept these fine men are gone. Nothing is going to change but more heartache for their loved ones by keeping the pot stirred so to speak. Why would RMPD lie? What reason would they have to not be truthful from the beginning. They have no personal or professional gain from hiding facts. Please get yourself together and mourn privately.

Leave

We in the black community wish that individuals like Dancy and Lasko would disappear. You are part of the problem and impede any progress that our people have the potential to make. You still have that slave mentality this is America you idiots a country founded by thieves, murderers and rapists. Dancy who cares what you think your biased Obama loving pig eating race baited opinion is obsolete. Y'all still don't realize that the plan to keep the Afrikan oppressed is established by keeping simple minded folks divided on issues like who is driving a car, when the fact remains we have lost 3 young brothers all with potential to help accelerate our race. Yet, we want answers about something superficial. The aunt needs to go away and sit down, mourn your loved one, and stay away from the media. Back to the enslaved thinkers, Dancy, you have a web site , why don't you make yourself productive to real issues affecting blacks ands ow about gays, grades and gangs name a few: 1. Homosexuality is destroying our community, keeping men and women divided keeps us from building family's. 2. The education gap, why are our children the ones making the least amount of academic progress. 3. Gang. Life, why are our children more attracted to a thugs lifestyle than good citizenship. A few of the problems can be addressed through being exposed to knowledge of your heritage which widespread media tends to ignore steadily feeding us with sports, reality tv, politics all keeping us entertained and really not informed. But if you scared to tackle real issues, say so and I'll leave it alone. Start by learning about the real Alkebulan and enlighten yourselves to true knowledge and leave these poor boys we lost off of your agendas and stop baiting into the divide and conquers mindset. Princeshamus signing off.

How is your statement related

How is your statement related to the article? We were all born as humans.. Yes I agree that many people in the south cannot let go the whole slavery situation . It was 400 yrs ago and today is 2014. It was history and is history. All Americans have an equal opportunity to better themselves. In the northeast there is not any of this hatred or one race feeling sorry for themselves because of something that happened 40 decades ago. It's time to quit complaining about it and want to do better as a human. Not because you're white or black, Hispanic ....you have to hit bottom before you can rise and our government has created it so these people aren't hungry enough to want to work. Like I said once you hit bottom and have to go without they will figure it out soon enough. And I don't mean stealing from your neighbor so you can pawn it for money. I never saw such hatred between races as I do here in NC. It's very sad people just can't move on. Like I said it's only in the south it still exists

Shamus

People as yourself would love for people as Mr. Dancy and I to go away, (HOLD YOUR BREATH) Why shouldn't the family know the truth about how their loved ones was killed? What are you and the "black community" trying to hide from the poor black community of which I'm a member, (To hell with you and your stuck up FAKE FATH BASE BLACK COMMUNITY, It's because of your greed that Rocky Mount has so many POOR BLACKS of which you're not member too because if you were you would not want me to go away but join the fight to create jobs for the poor. "A REAL MAN THAT MEAN WHAT HE SAY AND SAY WHAT HE MEAN AND MAN ENOUGH TO STAND TO BE SEEN AND SPEAK TO BE HEARD" SIGN OFF LIKE THIS. Johnny Cunningham 252-266-3858 Call me any time I will be here until God call me home and you can bet you as Mr. Dancy will also. SIGN UP OR SHUT UP AND DON'T WANT TO HEAR WHAT "THE WHITE MAN" DID TO "Y'ALL 400 YEARS AGO. What are "y'all" prepared to do to help create jobs for POOR BLACKS? We want to know. Johnny Cunningham 252-266-3858

Handouts

So basically you saying that you want a great Messiah to come down and GIVE all the poor people jobs right. Since you are so bright, why create jobs yourself or teach others how to do s instead of promoting those to become wage slaves to a system that will keep them indebted just to have a seat at the oppressors and sing kumbyah. When I speak of oppression, it goes a lot farther back than 400 years my brother you just don't know. I'm not poor, you know why, because being poor is a state of mind. I am an educated opportunistic, intellectual and I actually live what I speak from here to Birmingham, Al, I am active. I'm not gonna parade around giving out my name and number but I am happy to hide behind my computer and debate real issues. Matter of fact, you probably know me or have seen me out and about. When I see you talk about something substantial worth fighting for. Maybe I will unite and join your cause. You claim that you advocate for the poor but how does your take on this issue do so. It appears to me that you have a personal vendetta against the Pastor for whatever reason which is not gonna help your "poor" achieve anything. So if all you want to do is discredit faith based organizations and eke our community divided on superficial issues, then I'll pass on what what you saying because as I stated, that mindset needs to go away. Deal with real issues like I challenged earlier, that may lead to that piece of the pie you want the "poor" to have. Signing off again Princeshamus.

Shamus ("HAND OUTS MY AS")

The "Great Messiah" is James Gailliard (WORD TAB.) that the FAKE FAITH BASE COMMUNITY (BLACK AND WHITE) has put on a pedestal thinking he's the answer to the poor when in fact he FAILED his own son and has other son being raised by its mother, (that's failed fatherhood to allow the mother to raise your son, in the "hood" you're a sorry as M) but if you're in the FAKE FAITH BASE COMMUNITY or member of "THE WORD" you think you have passage not to have your dirty laundry aired, (should've washed the stains out (REPENT RETURN WHAT YOU STOLE) before you hung the laundry). We the POOR BLACKS don't want YOU (Sharmus or what ever your name is) or THE FAKE FAITH BASE COMMUNITY to do anything for us but get out the way and release our resources so that we can and will rebuild our lives and build better communities for our children. The price to pay to allow you people another bite at the apple is the life of our youth.(Young blacks killing and being killed by each other) YOU PEOPLE HAVE FAILED THE POOR ALL OVER THE WORLD not only in RM.NC. When the FAKE FAITH BASE COMMUNITY return what they ROBBED us of then and only then will it become "superficial". If young blacks killing each other and being locked up like slaves is not a "defining moment" for you to take up cause with me then this fight is not for you so I strongly advise you to pick another fight that has something to do with picking flowers from RM. to AL. What if Dr. King took the same approach as you? "Advocate for the poor"? You don't have a clue of who I am or why I live. So I will enlighten you with this message: F what the "white man" and his systems have done or not done, Bring your as back to the hood and do as you promised God you would, get off that FAKE FAITH BASE COMMUNITY SCHITT and see the truth as it is "POOR BLACK CHILDREN ARE SUFFERING AND BEING SLAVED IN JAILS IN AMERICA THOUSANDS AT A TIME and all you want to do is dress up go to "church" and pray passing the buck on to God when God gave your greedy as the power to make change for the lest among you, but you can't get pass your greed for money and power that you think make you so important but in the end you will die and be buried just like everyone else. "Challenge"? The BLACK MAN to create, build, depend upon him self and stop begging "the white mans" permission to do so but UNIT AND BUILD. If you see me know one thing for sure if you're full of schitt you best just keep on walking for you see I truly don't give a F IT'S THE BURDEN THAT I CARRY WHICH CARES NOT ME. Johnny Cunningham 252-266-3858 Call any time

Lasco is correct!

"SIGN UP OR SHUT UP AND DON'T WANT TO HEAR WHAT "THE WHITE MAN" DID TO "Y'ALL 400 YEARS AGO. What are "y'all" prepared to do to help create jobs for POOR BLACKS? We want to know." I was not alive 400 years ago and I don't think the Blacks of today were either! It is time for people like Dancy to put it aside and see what you they CAN DO TO CREATE JOBS RATHER THAN DEPEND ON THE WHITE POPULATION TO FURNISH THEM WITH A JOB. Dancy, You are not a slave now, you have your freedom now to do what you want, so why do you want to blame people who were not alive 400 years ago who had nothing to do with slavery. Is it just a scapegoat for your own problem or do you want to continue to be a slave and depend on whites to give you everything. Take control oF your own life and live it as an American. Not a Black, White, Irish, Spanish, French, English, German, or any other nationality. IT IS TIME FOR ALL OF US TO THINK AS AMERICANS AND PUT THIS CRAP BEHIND US!

It is

It's more about race than you think. Until we accept that ant deal with it, it will always be.

Ok

Yes, Racism will always exists to some extent, just as it has for thousands of years, but that does not excuse any race form "PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY"

COVER UP !!!!!!!!

Why would the RM. PD make a statement when all the facts are not proven ? "toxicology test pending" One thing for sure is that the RM. PD. made it clear that Pastor James Gailliard (Word Tab. Church) son was not driving. The truth will be told and as you said Mr. Dancy It's "going to get ugly" We in the black community know the truth, The Rm. PD and the RM. Telegram need to ask themselves if covering up the truth going to be in their best interest sfter the truth is exposed. The truth will come to light, what's done in darkness will come to light like it or not.

And

If it is a cover up what does it help. It won't bring the boys back,let it be instead of giving the media more to talk about.

AND

Shamus? You don't God at all if you think He takes life just for the hell of it or He has nothing else to do, What ever God do it's to reveal the truth. You can't see it because you have eyes and can't see, ears and can't hear because the truth given to you will not be told but sweep under the rug.

dancing curly, at a time like

dancing curly, at a time like this, who really gives a fiddler's damn what you think ?

You continue to be full of Schmitt!

You ignant gives a fiddler damn what I think. LMBAO! And you have since the 90's because it is evident by you following me on this newspaper and also the Daily Reflector. Hell I ain't mad with you. You confirm I have one student follower. You gonna continue to learn the day!

Keep commenting because I love ignant a.. folks like you who are too damn ignant for their own good! But the main thang it let's me know you are following me!

Now Run & Tell That!

Yet again the fact remains

Yet again the fact remains that after ten years you still don't know me or in words more to your GEDlevel--You don't know Jack Schmitt. Your greatest ambition , other than the twin county village idiot and publicity prostitute which you have already accomplished, is to be able to one day meet me so you can sit on the pillow in your Cadillac and ride around Edgecombe county blowing the horn and telling one and all that you finally know Jack Schmitt.

2 Funerals A Bit Much!

I have not been able to get into this because for some reason I felt like this was going to get ugly. For some reason I just don’t like how the funeral arrangements are being handled. I felt the mother of Kyol’s children should not have to go to 2 different funerals since Britt and Battle are her cousins. Did anyone take in consideration what this young lady will have to endure on tomorrow? Well this is just my ignant opinion and I stand behind my ignant self 100%. I normally just post my condolences to the family on the loss of their love ones but folks have been talking to me about this accident so I am posting my opinion.

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