Teen dies after being hit by car on Durant Road
Posted March 26, 2010
Updated March 27, 2010
Raleigh, N.C. — One of two girls struck by an SUV in north Raleigh Friday afternoon was recovering Saturday. Her 14-year-old classmate at Durant Middle School was killed.
Lindsey Marie Fesmire died after the collision on Durant Road, near Anson Grove Lane, around 3:10 p.m.
Krista Carcaterra, 13, suffered serious injuries and was taken to WakeMed. She had improved to good condition late Saturday morning.
A Raleigh teen died Friday night after she was hit by a car, police said.
Lindsey Fesmire, 14, and Krista Carcaterra, 13, were crossing Durant Road to get to a fast food restaurant at about 3 p.m. when they were hit by a gray SUV.
Carcaterra was at WakeMed with serious injuries, police said. Fesmire died.
Police said they did not expect to file charges against the driver of the SUV. Through a friend, the driver said his thoughts and prayers were with the girls' families.
Carcaterra's brother, Brian, said the girls, students at Durant Road Middle School, had gone to Bojangles after class and were returning across the road at the time of the collision.
"This is a very dangerous intersection," Brian Carcaterra said. "There have been many accidents on this one."
Barbara Renie, who lives in the neighborhood, said she regularly sees young people try to cross. She and others voiced a hope that Lindsey Fesmire's death would be reason enough to install a traffic signal.
"They need more," Renie said. "They need traffic lights, a crosswalk."
Travis Hicks said his daughter, a classmate and teammate of Fesmire, wept when she learned of her death.
Hicks shared a letter he wrote city leaders about the intersection. In it, Hicks asked for quick action to install a traffic light and crosswalk at the intersection of Durant and Raven Ridge roads.
"I hope you can agree with me that this is an accident-prone intersection," he wrote. "Quite possibly, this will help prevent another fatality."