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Johnston County teen urges others: Drive slow

Posted June 15, 2012
Updated June 17, 2012

— Holly Moore visited her cousin in the hospital Friday. She also visited the site where one of her best friends died.

Moore's cousin, Stephanie Heaton, was the passenger. 16-year-old Sarah Earp was the driver. The pair were headed to another friend's house when Earp, whom troopers say was speeding, lost control of her car on Princeton Kenly Road and ran into a ditch.

Earp was pronounced dead at the scene.

Holly Moore Another family feels loss of teen in Johnston County wreck

"She's gone," Moore said. "It's hard. I didn't expect this."

Moore wants other teens to avoid her pain. 

"Drive slow," she said. "I don't care if you drive like your mom or your grandmom. Drive slow. I'd rather you be late than never show up."

She said Heaton was doing well during their visit at WakeMed. Heaton is expected to make a full recovery from her injuries.

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  • itsmyownopinion Jun 18, 2012

    These stories are always so sad. Follow the laws; they're made for your protection.