• Funeral set for man killed by suspected drunk driver


    MONROE, N.C. - A Monroe man that was killed by a suspected drunk driver will be remembered this week.

    The family of Michael Aycoth is now planning his services.

    On Monday, Robert Jones will face a judge, charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony death by vehicle in the crash that killed Aycoth,

    Troopers say Jones was going 80 mph on Highway 601 when he rear-ended Aycoth early Friday morning.

    Visitation for Aycoth will be held on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory in Monroe. A celebration of life will follow at 6.

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