MAMERS — A 17-year-old girl Fuquay-Varina girl was not wearing a seat belt when she was ejected from a truck she was riding in and killed Friday night, the State Highway Patrol reported Saturday.
Krystal Wayman of 2633 Kipling Road died after the truck she was riding in flipped over and she was thrown from the vehicle, the patrol said. Wayman was a passenger in the left rear seat of the truck, the patrol reported.
The driver was identified as Kaleigh Forney, 16. The other two passengers were identified as Briana Bain, 15, and Ashton Boyce, 17.
Emergency workers took the three other teenagers to Betsy Johnston Johnson Hospital in Dunn. They are expected to recover, patrol Sgt. A.A. Haswell reported.
The one-car accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. along old U.S. 421 in the Mamers community in Harnett County, Haswell said. It appeared the driver veered off the road and then overcorrected, causing the truck to flip, he said. Speed appeared to be a factor, he said.
"It looks like speed was a factor," Haswell said.
The speed limit along that section of old U.S. 421 is 55 miles per hour.