Officers have charged a teenager with careless and reckless driving after a rollover accident Friday night where the three teens inside the car were injured. They say speed was a factor in the wreck.
According to Greenville police they responded to the single car accident on Thomas Langston Rd. around 7 p.m. Police say the car was traveling approximately 65 mph in a 35 mph zone when the driver lost control and the vehicle struck the curb; causing it to roll over and come to rest upside down.
Robin Trickler lives near where the accident happened and says she heard the crash, called 911, an d then ran out to the scene. She says, "I was dazed, it was out of a movie, I couldn't believe what I was seeing."
Her daughter, Melissa Trickler, is friends with two of the teens involved in the accident. She says, "I burst out into tears and couldn't stop crying knowing it was one of my best friends and one of my other friends."
Police say both the driver, 17-year-old Aaron Taylor, and front seat passenger, 16-year-old Kyle Tober, were wearing seat belts. The rear seat passenger, 16 year-old Deonte Mullins, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.
All three occupants were injured and were transported to PCMH. Mullins is listed as serious condition at the hospital.
Police say the Taylor has been cited for careless and reckless Driving.