Highway Patrol: Student Killed In Caswell County Wreck, Black Ice Blamed

8:11 PM, Jan 6, 2011   |    comments
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Caswell County, NC -- The NC Highway Patrol is investigating a wreck that killed one student and injured two others.

Trooper Greg Ingram said the wreck happened on Hodges Dairy Road around 7:30 a.m. Investigators said the vehicle went down an embankment and overturned.

Three male teenagers were on their way to Bartlett Yancey High School when they hit a patch of black ice, according to Ingram.

Caswell County Superintendent Dr. Douglas Barker said that Jacob Turner, 14, was killed in the wreck. Barker said Turner was the front passenger in the vehicle.

"It's a bad situation, you know, at this time," said Ingram, who knows all three teenagers.  "Cause over in this area over here, people here are very close to one another."

Barker said the driver, 17-year-old Kris Williams, was transported to the hospital by EMS. The other passenger, 14-year-old Keyon Slade, was transported to the hospital by helicopter. Slade is William's younger brother.

A few miles from the scene of the crash, extra counselors were called into Bartlett Yancey to console students. 

Assistant Superintendent, Donna Hudson, said Turner was a popular student and students were very upset.  She said all three cousins are athletes with the high school.

"It was a very somber place in the halls during class changes," said Hudson.  "They were very respectful."

Click here to see facebook page created for Jacob Turner by friends, classmates.

Caswell County School did not operate on a delay Thursday morning. Alleghany County Schools and Wilkes County Schools closed for the day.

WFMY News 2

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