UPDATE: Northern Nash High School student killed in Rocky Mount crash hits utility pole

Northern Nash High School football player killed in Rocky Mount crash
Published: Nov. 14, 2023 at 1:37 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2023 at 10:04 AM EST
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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) - Police in Rocky Mount are investigating a crash that killed a teenager Monday evening.

Rocky Mount police said the single-vehicle accident happened around 5:35 p.m. at the intersection of Thomas Betts Parkway and Goldrock Road.

Police say his vehicle collided with a utility pole, and no one else was in the car with him at the time of the crash.

Sources within the Nash County School system said that 16-year-old Jaylin Silver, a student-athlete at Northern Nash High School in Red Oak, died at the scene. Silver is listed as a junior on the Northern Nash High School JV football team.

Police said the crash remains under investigation.