RALEIGH A 17-year-old from Franklinton was killed in a Franklin County crash Tuesday morning when another teenager lost control of the car they were in and struck a fence.
The crash happened about 7:25 a.m. on Cedar Creek Road, according to a release from State Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Michael Baker. Jamariuse Quan Gibbs, a passenger in the car, was killed.
A preliminary investigation determined that a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by 18-year-old Timothy Henry Coley, was traveling east on Cedar Creek Road, Baker said. Coley lost control of the vehicle, traveled onto the westbound shoulder and struck a fence.
Coley was transported to Wake Medical Center North with minor injuries, Baker said. Gibbs was pronounced dead at the scene.
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The investigation is continuing, Baker said, but speed was a contributing factor.