UPDATED: Woman Dies When Thrown From Pick Up Truck

By: Heather King/Christine Kennedy
By: Heather King/Christine Kennedy

A young woman from Greene County is dead after getting thrown from the bed of a pick up truck.

The Highway Patrol says 19-year-old Ashley Nicole Bass of Hookerton died Wednesday. She was riding in the bed of a pick up truck on State Road 1400 near NC 123 in her hometown of Hookerton. Troopers say the driver of the truck lost control and flipped off the road. Others in the truck were injured, but unlike Bass, survived.

No word right now on any charges against the driver.

North Carolina State Troopers says it's legal to ride in the bed of a pick up truck in certain counties, including Greene County. Troopers say long as a town in the county does not exceed 3500 residents, it is legal.

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