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Moore County student killed in crash

Posted May 26, 2009
Updated May 27, 2009

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— A student at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines died Tuesday morning in a car wreck.

The state Highway Patrol said Jennifer Lindsey Benson, 17, was killed after she lost control of her vehicle on Dowd Road near Carthage.

The car crossed the center line striking a sign first, then went down an embankment and then hit a tree, trooper said. No other vehicles were involved.

Grief counselors and clergy from area churches will be at the school Wednesday to help students cope with Benson's death.

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  • VT1994Hokie May 27, 2009

    This has been a tough week for us in Moore County. I talked to several people at the gym today and most are just shaking heads. Pretty uncommon to hear about an educator getting killed like this. The student was only 17 years old. Many prayers to the young student and the AP and all family members.

  • Professor May 27, 2009

    Parents find out how your child's driving is going when they are away from you. Talk to them about safety driving. Don't wait until tomorrow, do it now.

  • Professor May 27, 2009

    I just wonder how she was able to obtain her license. Young people don't be so anxious in obtaining your license. You have plenty of time. I now believe you should be 21 to get your license. Too many young people are being killed alone on the highway. You may not agree until it is your son or daughter.

  • LocalYokel May 27, 2009

    driving is not a game. Its very serious business.

  • Professor May 27, 2009

    My condolences to the family. May this be a lesson to all young people who are driving to observe all speed limits on the highways and roads. Observe all signs for your safety.

  • CrewMax May 27, 2009

    This is so sad. I am sorry for her whole family and loving friends.

  • edits May 27, 2009

    My thoughts and prayers are with this family and friends of this young lady.
    Protect your children, protect our future, please visit this website: targetteensafety.com
    My daughter who is a Clayton High Senior lost a friend last Monday in a crash. Parent, you are the best influence on your child's driving, please use that to your advantage.

  • 3potato4 May 27, 2009

    Simply tragic. You want to wrap your kids in bubble-wrap forever but it's just not possible. My condolences to her family.

  • cth1 May 27, 2009

    I'm so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and schoolmates! How tragic!!

  • lunamag May 27, 2009

    Jennifer has gone to be with her mother. My son is is in shock also. So much tragedy.

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