WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — A beloved North Carolina high school cheerleader was killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday near Holly Springs.
WTVD-TV reported that 17-year-old Madison Pearce, of Holly Springs, was killed in the wreck.
Hundreds attended a prayer and remembrance service at Wake Christian Academy on Sunday, according to WRAL-TV. Pearce was a Wake Christian senior and also on the school’s cheerleading squad.
Authorities said the crash happened Saturday afternoon on Piney Grove Wilbon Road near Wade Nash Road.
A car driven by Pearce crossed the center line and hit a pick-up truck head-on, according to the State Highway Patrol.
The two people in the truck were taken to Wake Med with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to authorities.
Investigators said they do not believe speed or alcohol were factors in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.
Some condolences that were shared on social media for the teenager are embedded below: