TROOPERS: Student's Car Going 85 MPH

State troopers say a car with four high school students in it was going 85 miles per hour when it crashed.

Two of the four students were airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The students had just left North Lenoir High School Monday when the car wrecked on Brothers Road, that's outside of La Grange.

State troopers say 17-year-old Duane Bright was charged with reckless driving and restraint violations.

Bright and front seat passenger Devonte Brooks were treated and released from Lenoir Memorial Hospital. The two back seat passengers, 18-year-old Rakeem Artis and Bright's 15-year-old brother Justin were thrown from the car. A PCMH spokeswoman says Justin Bright has since been released while they have no information on Artis.


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School officials say three of four students hurt Monday afternoon in a high speed crash have been released from the hospital.

Four students at North Lenoir High School were injured in the 3:00 p.m. crash on Brothers Road outside of La Grange.

Two of the injured were flown to Pitt County Memorial Hospital, and the school system says the fourth student could be released as soon as today.

State troopers say 18-year-old Duane Bright faces charges of reckless driving and restraint violations. None of the four were wearing seat belts and the car rolled over at least three times.

The school system says it has counselors available at the school today.


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Four high school students were injured in a high speed accident this afternoon. Two of those injured have been flown to a trauma center.

State troopers say Duane Bright faces charges of reckless driving and restraint violations after the single car crash around 3:00 p.m. on Brothers Road, that's northeast of La Grange.

The Highway Patrol says a 14 and a 15-year-old were thrown from the vehicle and flown to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The 18-year-old Bright and another 15-year-old passenger were taken to Lenoir Memorial Hospital. All four are students at North Lenoir High School.

Troopers say none of the four had their seat belt on and that speed was a factor in the crash. The vehicle rolled over at least three times.


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