LINWOOD, N.C. — One teenager has died and two others were hurt in a crash Saturday night in Davidson County, according to Trooper B.C. Deel with the N.C. Highway Patrol.
Kevin Crisp Jr., 19, died, James Andrew Dimery, 18, is currently in critical condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Austin Ferrell, 18, was treated and released from the hospital.
Dimery, who was driving, has been charged with careless and reckless driving and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. His vehicle was going about 70 mph in a 55 mph zone, troopers said.
Crews were called to Old Salisbury Road near Haden Grove Church Road shortly after 11 p.m., according to Highway Patrol.
The Blue Toyota Scion went around a curve too fast, hit a culvert, flipped over and rolled several times, according to the trooper.
Crisp was riding as a front-seat passenger; Ferrell was in the back seat. Crisp, Ferrell, and Dimery were all wearing a seat belt.
Crisp recently graduated from West Davidson High School, where the other two victims currently attend.
Davidson County Schools released a statement Tuesday morning on the incident:
Davidson County Schools and the Board of Education received information about a car accident involving three West Davidson High School students. Our school community is very saddened about the death of one of our high school graduates, Kevin Crisp. Two West Davidson High School seniors, James Dimery and Austin Ferrell were also involved in the accident. On behalf of Davidson County Schools and the Board of Education, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families affected by this tragic accident. On Monday, counselors were available on campus to provide counseling and support to our students and staff.