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Double Funeral Scheduled For Wayne County Teens Killed In Wreck

Posted March 20, 2003

— Funeral arrangements have been announced for two Wayne County high school students who were killed on their way to school Monday.

The Highway Patrol said 17-year-old Michael Lugo of Pikeville lost control of his station wagon, crossed the centerline on Wayne Memorial Drive, and hit a 2000 Ford Explorer head-on. Lugo and a passenger, 15-year-old Nicole Long, were killed.

A double funeral service is scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First Assembly Church in Goldsboro. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Friday at Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro.

Two other passengers in the station wagon, Lugo's 14-year-old brother,


, and his 15-year-old sister,


, were injured.

Joseph was in critical condition at Wayne Memorial Hospital on Tuesday. Angelina was in serious condition at Pitt Memorial.

Cikeithia Williams, the driver of the Ford Explorer, was listed in good condition.

The teens all attended

Eastern Wayne High School

and were active in their church group.

Monday evening, members of Goldsboro's First Assembly Church held a service in memory of the two lives lost.

Eastern Wayne's principal said all four were model students.

"They always did the right thing," principal Morris Kornegay said. "They were never in trouble, never had any problems. They were always friendly and outgoing."

Counselors were made available to help students deal with the tragedy.


Brian DeRoy


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