Alcohol not a factor in tragic Randleman accident

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RANDLEMAN, N.C. – Results from a toxicology test puts minds at ease, as family and friends mourn the loss of an only daughter and close friend.

According to a  toxicology report released on Monday, alcohol wasn’t a factor in the fatal accident that killed Katelyn Mary Lynch on June 15.

Katelyn’s father Kevin Lynch was angered when state troopers speculated that alcohol may have been a factor in his daughter’s death.

“If there’s a speculation there could be a 1% chance, a 2 % chance, a 10% chance that my daughter could’ve grabbed a beer, chugged it down, and took off down the road — but she didn’t,” said the father.

“A lot of times that’s what it is — somebody’s had something to drink,” said Lynch, “No way, it couldn’t have been Katelyn.”

Ashley Adams, Katelyn’s best-friend was one of the four passengers’ in the vehicle on the night of the accident.

“I don’t remember anything about the wreck, said Adams. “I do know that it was a very bad wreck and we are all very lucky – unfortunately [Katelyn] wasn’t.”

According to state troopers, Katelyn was not wearing a seat belt at the time of accident. Troopers believe speed was a contributing factor to the accident.

“My wife and I couldn’t have asked for a better kid,” said the father, who’s family is in the process of creating a nursing scholarship in honor of Katelyn.

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