Two sisters killed in Stokes Co. car crash identified


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STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — Two sisters killed in a car crash in Stokes County Monday have been identified.

The crash happened on northbound U.S. 52 between King and Pinnacle around 7:50 p.m. Monday.

Sgt. Kevin Barker with the N.C. Highway Patrol says two sisters, the older sister's boyfriend and his little brother were in a 2001 Ford when the vehicle suddenly went off the side of the road to the right.

Dokota Goss, 18, who was driving, attempted to over correct the vehicle and ended up hitting the guardrail.

The guardrail impaled the car from the right front passenger side to the left rear passenger side, according to troopers.

Taylor Thompson, 17, was sitting in the front seat and Megan Davis, 12, was in the rear right passenger seat. Both were killed in the crash.

Dokota's younger brother, 15-year-old Brendan Goss, was sitting in the backseat. He was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Taylor was a student at North Surry High School, along with Dokota and Brendan. Megan was a student at Gentry Middle School.

"Devastating news; tragedy for North Surry and Gentry Middle School and a tragedy for the families involved," said Sonia Dickerson, director of communications for Surry County Schools.

School faculty members say the four were on their way back from visiting Tanglewood Park's Festival of Lights for the first time. The driver told investigators he heard a "popping" noise like a tire being blown and that's when he went off the right shoulder.

Witnesses say speed did not appear to be a factor.

Students at North Surry High School spent their last day before Thanksgiving break decorating a wall in honor of the sisters. The wall was filled with pictures from vacations, school memories, and holidays past.

"It’s just an outpouring of love and emotion," said North Surry High School Principal Neil Atkins.

Dickerson says there may be a memorial for the girls when the students return from Thanksgiving break.

At last check, Brendan had undergone surgery to put rods in his legs, according to Dickerson.

The crash is under investigation and charges may be pending.

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