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Highway Patrol Releases New Info in Fatal Teen Wreck

Posted January 25, 2007

— Investigators found no evidence to suggest that two Johnston County teens were engaged in a speed competition when their trucks crashed into one another and they died Sunday evening.

According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Nicholas Creech, 16, was speeding and had driven across the center line of South Johnston Parkway Road when he collided with his friend, Reece Richardson, 17.

Both Creech and Richardson were pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in Creech's truck, Travis Foster, 16, was taken to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh. He was listed in fair condition Thursday.

Funeral services were held for both teens Wednesday evening at North Johnston High School, where they were juniors. More than 1,400 people gathered to pay their respects.

Graveside services were held for both teens Thursday.

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  • ++2A-Shall Not Be Infringed++ Jan 26, 2007

    yeh, where did that speed competition thing come from?
    cant think of any sport where a speed competition is called anything other than racing.
    I never heard anything said that they might have been racing.
    its like that game when we were kids remember "pass it on" or "telephone" when you whisper somthing to the person next to you and so on and so on, by the time it reached the end of the line it was something completely different.

  • MoMoneyMoMoneyBoMoney Jan 26, 2007

    very sad story, peace to all

  • BLOCKHEAD Jan 26, 2007

    Where did the Speed Competition thing come from anyway?
    How could they be having a speed competition if they were traveling in opposite directions?
    Probably WRAL covering their butt for first reporting the chicken thing. Very Sad Story. Peace To All.

  • redneckboy196 Jan 26, 2007

    Why are you just targeting teens njdevilsfaninnchell? You could dive above the speed limit for all we know. This is still an accident and unless you are a member of the community, parent of community, and classmate of the community you will never feel the way we feel about this. I still call it a freak accident. Deep prayers go to the families.


    Another example that 16 is TOO YOUNG to drive!!!

  • bsmith17603 Jan 26, 2007

    I am truly sorry for your loss.

  • joyceknox707 Jan 26, 2007

    i am very sorry that this happened to the young boys.
    my heart goes out to the faimly's

  • woody Jan 25, 2007

    its sad when a young life is lost
    wonder why the news is always reporting the sooldiers that are killed in iraq but never stop to think how many lives are lost each day by care and rage
    maybe they need to include these numbers also

  • deerslayer Jan 25, 2007

    So much for the chicken theory..Ithink those who slandered these boys owe a big apology.....

  • atheistswillserveinhell Jan 25, 2007

    So much for the playing chicken lie...I am sorry this TRAGIC ACCIDENT happened. My condolences to the families of these boys