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14-year-old driver dies in wreck

Posted September 11, 2011

— A 14-year-old girl died early Saturday in a single-car wreck on High House Road in Sampson County, authorities said.

The Highway Patrol said Ashley Leigh Nunnery was driving at a high speed and without a seat belt when she lost control, swerved, hit a ditch and flipped the car.

In an published obituary, Ashley is listed as the daughter of Troy and Cheri Nunnery of Mount Carmel Church Road in Autryville and a student at Lakewood High School.

Troopers said Ashley had been living on Carry Bridge Road with her grandparents, Virginia and Kenneth Nunnery. The car she was driving was registered to Kenneth Nunnery.


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  • meganjernigan Sep 16, 2011

    i love you ashley

  • meganjernigan Sep 16, 2011

    for the ones that is talking rude need to back off r.i.p my little cousin i love you and miss you

  • anne53ozzy Sep 12, 2011

    Most of us do not lock up keys to a car. God bless her family and her. Sounds like she was troubled and never had the chance to grow through it.

  • harmstrong4 Sep 12, 2011

    Hey caryzoo....u sleep with your keys under your pillow? Sorry for this child. Will anyone learn from this? Not with the kids nowdays. They don't care.

  • bombayrunner Sep 12, 2011

    Heck of a sad ending for this young person.

  • IzzMad2016 Sep 12, 2011

    The story version I read Saturday said she was a runaway. Very sad regardless of what the circumstance was.

  • caryzoo Sep 12, 2011

    How did she get the keys? I am sorry this happened. My condolences.

  • CherryPicker Sep 12, 2011

    too young to be driving.

  • bfortyme Sep 12, 2011

    I see what appears to be very, young children behind the wheel, can't even stay in their lane, and can barely see over the steering wheel. I've been tempted to call 911; however, I didn't believe that would have helped.

    Truly tragic for this family...

  • sunydaze Sep 12, 2011

    sad on many levels.