Teen Dies In Accident

A teenager is dead after a head on collision just south of Ayden Wednesday afternoon. Courtney Smith, 15-years-old of Grifton, was killed when the car she was riding in slammed into another car head on. Matthew Dickens, 16-years-old of Ayden, was driving down Weyerhaeuser Road when authorities say he crossed the center line and was struck by an oncoming car. The impact threw the the car he and Smith were in into several pine trees before coming to a stop. Charges are pending against Dickens. He along with two others were treated and released.