Three men killed in High Point wreck

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Three men are dead following a car wreck early Tuesday morning in High Point.

Police say the driver and two passengers died when a 2003 Audi A6 ran off the road on South Main Street and crashed into the Show Place West Building near High Street.

The wreck occurred around 12:15 a.m.

The driver, Edgar Jehovanni Ramos, 19; passengers, Etzel Martinez Cruz, 39, and Jose Louis Gonzalez-Delon, 29, were all ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

They were all from High Point.

Police say that prior to the impact, the Audi was traveling in excess 0f 100 mph and that speed was a major factor in the wreck.

Alcohol is also suspected to have been involved, according to police.

Some of the windows in the building were broken, but the structure was not damaged.

A portion of Main Street was closed overnight, but has since reopened.

73 comments

  • Maria Isabel Vasquez

    Point is 3 are dead. And there is a lesson to learn from any angel or point of view. If you ‘get’ the message that speeding can cause death than more power to you. If you don’t… scary thing.

  • R.J.

    This is so very sad.

    I think there’s more to this story than is either known or reported. I can understand a invincible teenager being with other teens acting stupid driving over 100 MPH. We’ve all done crazy stupid and in many cases DANGEROUS things as teens.

    However, I doubt we would have done that in the company of men nearly 30 and 40 years of age. It doesn’t add up. Even though no vehicle was seen in the area by witnesses, it doesn’t exclude the possibility they were trying to get away from someone. How many seconds does it take to get to 130 MPH in this old Audi? Wonder how many stop lights they passed or ran?

    Any reports of break ins or shots fired in the area.

    I’m reminded of one of my relatives who was involved in a chase in Lexington NC with speeds in excess of 100 miles per hours. The other guys were also shooting at him. It all started when they tried to rob a dealer of pot

    He sped past a LPD squad car and was stopped.

    The only reason I bring that example forward is not to accuse these poor souls of anything, simply trying to see if anyone knows the back story. The story that can help make since of this tragedy.

  • dorthey2750

    It also seems strange to me that they were going 100 MPH intentionally. I see white boys speeding down the streets of High Point all the time and it appears that no police are ever around. I always report it when I see this but they don’t do anything about it.

    Perhaps they were being chased and lost control and not necessarily because they were doing something illegal. They may have had a drink or two but it doesn’t mean they were impaired. Just because they are Hispanic doesn’t mean they had been drinking excessively.

    I have found that these wreckless, young white boys and girls who think they can do whatever they want and get away with it tend to hang out in grocery parking lots,etc., race up and down the street, pranking people (I have seen it and called the police). I also think it’s more to this story than is being reported. Maybe they are still investigating but if any so called “well to do white kids” are involved, we won’t ever get the full story.

    I feel sympathy for the families of these three men for the loss of life of their loved ones regardless of how their lives were lost.

  • dorthey2750

    I do blame the police for not patrolling the main streets as they should. No way should anyone be allowed to speed up and down these streets. They are so busy stopping innocent young people, they neglect stopping the real culprits in High Point. Although the police force has improved somewhat here because I have met some good officers, there is still that backwards mentally in some of them which leads them to continue with letting the apparent privileged few get away with anything they want. Whewww! I guess I have vented enough. I’m out.

    I’m still trying to figure out on my calculator (since I couldn’t figure it out in my head) how in the heck he came up with 666 from 19, 29, and 39. WOW. I must be missing something somewhere. I need to reference the Bible I guess and try to find it. I really feel uninformed. Please enlighten me.

  • saddenedformyloved ones

    i wanted to say on behalf of the family and friends, thank you to all the wonderful people who came to the wake last night. almost 500 people came to mourn the death of these 3 men. rip giovany, jose, and pepe

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