Teen driver charged in deaths of two North Davidson High students

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A North Davidson High School student who was the driver of the vehicle in a crash that killed two fellow students has been charged in their deaths, according to The Dispatch.

Jordan Lee Deal, 16, of 716 Nifong Road, received citations for two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger, failure to wear seat belt — driver, failure to secure passenger under 16 years old and license/permit no supervision driver under 18 years old.

The crash happened on City Lake Road near Pilgrim Church Road at about 4 p.m. Monday. Investigators say Deal lost control in a curve and flipped several times before hitting a tree.

Two backseat passengers, Johnathan Leonard, 18, of 3085 City Lake Road, and Kayleigh Campbell, 15, of 3182 Hickory Tree Road, Winston-Salem, died at the scene. Troopers confirmed Campbell was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver, Jordan Deal, 16, of 716 Nifong Road, Clemmons, was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He is in fair condition.

Denzel Campbell, 17, of Hickory Tree Road, Winston-Salem, was also airlifted to Baptist. He is in critical condition.

Investigators have not determined what caused the driver to leave the road, but speed was a factor.

A trooper stated in a citation that Deal drove in violation of his limited provisional license. The citation states that Deal was not accompanied by a supervising driver.

Deal has a court date of Jan. 14.

Source: The Lexington Dispatch

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