Driver will face charges in wreck that killed teen

Driver will face charges in wreck that killed teen

Driver will face charges in wreck that killed teen

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by Charlotte Observer

WCNC.com

Posted on December 2, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 3 at 7:28 AM

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. -- Charges are pending against the driver of a convertible involved in a high-speed wreck in Salisbury Sunday morning that left a 14-year-old dead.

The driver -- who state troopers didn’t immediately identify – was going faster than the posted speed limit on Goodnight Road just before the wreck around 9 a.m., according to N.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. E.T. Suttles.

The driver was not in custody Sunday afternoon, but a state trooper was at the magistrate’s office filing charges, Suttle said. The exact charges were not available, he said.

The 14-year-old, whose name wasn’t released Sunday afternoon because troopers haven’t identified all of his family members, was pronounced dead at the scene.

At least one other passenger was in the car as it sped along Goodnight Road, east of Rowan County and about 40 miles from uptown Charlotte, Suttles said. Suttles didn’t have updates on the injuries to the other people in the car.

Troopers are still trying to determine how fast the Mustang was going before the driver lost control.

 

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