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17-Year-Old Killed in Greensboro Wreck

Posted January 28, 2008

— A 17-year-old boy died after he and his stepbrother were ejected from a car during an accident near Greensboro Sunday, the state Highway Patrol confirmed.

Speed appears to have been a factor in the single-vehicle wreck on Sedalia Road in Sedalia, about 4 miles east of Greensboro, troopers said.

Around 6:15 p.m., Gregory Dickery II, 20, drove a Ford Mustang at 60 mph while going around a curve in a 45 mph zone, troopers said. The Mustang ran off the road, hit a ditch and overturned.

Dickey and a backseat passenger, Devin Leggett, 17, were ejected from the car. Neither was wearing a seat belt.

Leggett was transported to Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, where he was pronounced dead.

Dickey and the other two passengers, Keeley Dillon, 18, and Casey Tucker, 17, remained at Moses Cone on Monday morning.

Officials said no charges have been filed in the accident but they were still investigating.

Alcohol does not appear to have been involved, troopers said.


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  • Joe Blow Jan 28, 2008

    umm.. don't know where the rest of my comment went but to continue;

    Not that that hasn’t happened 4 billion times since then
    (since people are extremely selfish on the roads and don't know proper road etiquette) But I am a lot more prepared now. (:

    Be considerate, let people over, and if you want to drive the exact posted speed limit the fast lane is not for you. The sign that says "Slower Drivers Keep Right" that sign is for you. (:

    It's better to be late, then not make it at all. Be careful!

  • Joe Blow Jan 28, 2008

    I’m a firm believer in making Driver’s Ed tougher. I think everyone should have to pass multiple tests to get their license. Not drive around the block, 3 point turn and memorization of the signs. Put the student out on a track and go 65+ MPH and have students maneuver around cones signifying a car that may veer in your lane or a rubber tire in the road. You never have the opportunity to become skillful unless it happens in real life and it only takes one time to be tragic.

    I got my license when I was 18 and didn’t even have to take the class. All I had to do is memorize the signs and drove w/ someone from the DMV down the street for less than 5 minutes and I was a certified NC driver! Scary, huh? I was a terrible driver for the first few months. I can remember a time on the highway a car completely cut me off and I was trying to merge on the highway and I had to slam on breaks. It was very frightening to say the least. Not that that hasn’t happened 4 billion times since th

  • PlanetX Jan 28, 2008

    kewlmom-I totally agree. My son also is about to turn 16 - doesn't mean he gets a license. He still lacks the instinct and reactionary skills that make for a safe driver. Some of this comes with experience, but a great deal has to do with paying attention to the road and nothing else. He also will be driving solo the first year or until I feel he has the maturity to allow friends to ride along.

  • 1Rx4FN Jan 28, 2008

    Rear-wheel drive car with a V-8 engine and age, that's asking for trouble.

  • Concerned Jan 28, 2008

    Very tragic and sad.

  • kewlmom Jan 28, 2008

    This is why my son will not be allowed to drive with anyone in his car (including his siblings) until he's been driving responsibly, with no tickets, for a year. Even with his permit he's made comments that worry me about his driving. He's a long way from getting his license! Just because he's 16 doesn't mean he's ready for the license...

  • EricaSliver Jan 28, 2008

    My son is about to get his license. This puts a knot in my stomach. I feel like I've preached seatbelt safety and no cell phones and keeping focused on the road, etc. But who knows if it sinks in once he's out with his buddies. Any ideas other than keeping him locked in his room until he's 30! ;-)

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Jan 28, 2008

    This could very easily have been me when I was that age. I was fortunate, when I look back on my early driving days.

  • GulfWarVet Jan 28, 2008

    hot car, unskilled driver (by age), pack mentality... all collective hallmarks of a tragedy in the making.

    Im sorry for the families.

  • Rocknhorse Jan 28, 2008

    How very sad for the families of these kids!