Alcohol ‘contributing factor’ in crash that killed 19-year-old in Thomasville

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Police say alcohol was a contributing factor in the fatal crash that killed a 19-year-old in Thomasville last month. 

Aaron Scott Bean of Lake Road died in a crash on Baptist Children’s Home Road around 8:49 p.m. April 7.

According to the Lexington Dispatch, the  investigation showed Bean’s 1996 Honda Civic traveled off the roadway to the right, did a 180-degree spin and struck a utility pole.

Police said the impact with the utility pole launched the Honda airborne, causing the vehicle to roll from side to side.

The Honda hit the ground a second time, continued to roll and landed on its roof.

Bean was wearing his seat belt, police say, but the second impact destroyed it and Bean was ejected from the car.

Police determined speed or distraction devices were not contributing circumstances of the crash.

Source: Lexington Dispatch

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