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Pinecrest junior dies in Moore County crash

Posted October 1, 2012

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— Police in the Moore County town of Taylortown say a high school junior was likely speeding on a wet road when she hit a tree and died on her way to band practice Saturday morning.

A preliminary wreck report showed Allie Rabstejnek, 16, was driving about 65 mph in a 35 mph zone when she went around a curve on Main Street around 10 a.m., lost control and struck a tree.

Rabstejnek was trapped in the car and died at the scene.

A passenger, Joshua Mogensen, 18, was thrown from the car through the rear window and taken to an area hospital. He was treated and released.

Rabstejnek was a junior at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines. The school's principal, Joel County, said she was a popular student who was involved in the marching band and swimming.

"She was just a phenomenal kid – a good role model, a good student," County said. "The school is in mourning. This was a tragic loss."

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  • katierocks566 Oct 4, 6:05 p.m.

    I know Allie very well and loved her very dearly. She was one of my best friends and I was supposed to hang out with her sometime soon. Yes, her speeding was not good, but people quoting the passage and rubbing in the fact that it couldve turned out differently doesnt mean it will. It happened and I lost someone I loved dearly. RIP Allie-bear. You were an amazing person and I'll see you soon.

  • Coolbreeze Oct 2, 12:56 p.m.

    Another young life gone...So sad...so tragic.

  • Scubagirl Oct 1, 5:33 p.m.

    So sad and avoidable! Condolences to her family.

    "driving about 65 mph in a 35" AVOIDABLE