1 teen killed, 4 others injured in North Carolina crash

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A 14-year-old boy has died and four other teenagers were injured after a single-vehicle crash in Charlotte early Saturday morning.

The Charlotte Observer reported that Joshua Jaewon Pang was pronounced dead at the scene after the car’s driver lost control.

Pang was riding as a front passenger in the 2004 Honda Accord, according to authorities. Officials said the 17-year-old driver remains in the hospital in critical condition.

The paper reported that there were three 15-year-old girls in the backseat, all of whom were injured. One had serious injuries, one had minor injuries and the other was treated and released.

The driver went around a curve too fast and lost control of the car at about 4 a.m., according to police. The car went off the road and hit a tree.

Neither alcohol nor drugs were involved, but speed appears to have been a factor, according to authorities. Officials said he was going well above the posted limit of 45 mph.

There is no current word on any possible charges against the driver.