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Sanford teen killed in Lee County wreck

Posted June 23, 2010

— A 15-year-old boy was killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle wreck northeast of Sanford, according to state troopers.

Troopers said a westbound car crossed the center line in the 5700 block of Poplar Springs Church Road around 4 p.m. and struck an eastbound Ford pickup truck.

Jonathon Stone was partially ejected from the front passenger seat of the pickup, troopers said. He died of his injuries.

The pickup driver was flown to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. His brother, who was in the back seat, was treated and released from a local hospital.

The car driver was taken to Central Carolina Hospital, then transported by to UNC Hospitals.

The identities of those injured in the wreck haven't been released. An update on their conditions wasn't available.

Troopers said that the cause of the wreck remains under investigation, but alcohol and speed were not factors.


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  • sabschulz Jun 24, 2010

    I saw the truck yesterday and the cab was completely flattened! Seat belt or not he would not have made it. They still do not understand how the 2 brothers were able to get out. Now there is a possibility the driver that ran in the other lane did not have insurance and may not have been here legally! So I put the blame there where it belongs! Not on this sweet boy who paid with his life and now who will pay for his funeral! We need to get serious about the folks running around with no insurance, etc!!!

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jun 23, 2010

    No, garrettsmom & sabschulz, we can't "lay off the blame for a little while". People, people who have children, are paying attention right now...not in a week when they forget the tragedy of this dead child...now.

    This is how to prevent further unneccessary deaths...EDUCATION. Some people just don't BELIEVE that cigarettes cause cancer or seatbelts save lives. And education at the right time, helps even more. Put his fellow school mates in the auditorium and 'splain this situation to them. Like those Driver's Ed horror movies "Death on the Highway", maybe this will save someone's life.

    And, windshields are 3 layers: plastic, glass & plastic...they are tough...the human body, not so much. Partially ejection is not only possible, but probable.

  • Prancy Jun 23, 2010

    It is such a tragedy to lose a child. I can't imagine the pain the family is feeling. My condolences to them.

    I do wonder what is causing the seemingly huge increase in vehicles crossing the center line and/or running off the road. I suspect cell phone usage by the driver. I hope they determine if that caused this boy to lose his life.

  • LocalYokel Jun 23, 2010

    oh no, not again.

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  • wakeconative4ever Jun 23, 2010

    If he had not been wearing a seatbelt, he would have been COMPLETELY ejected. People, someone lost a son today...can't we just lay off the blame game for a little while and just give our sympathies to the family??? Praying for all the ones involved today.

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Jun 23, 2010

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers extended to Jonathon's family and friends.

  • garnertoy Jun 23, 2010

    peace to his family and friends

  • sabschulz Jun 23, 2010

    "partially ejected" he "died of his injuries".

    Is this another non-seatbelt wearer?

    are you serious? either way a CHILD has died and it is a tragedy and if he didn't have one on he sure paid the highest price

  • naturegirl Jun 23, 2010

    Wonder if the driver who crossed the center line was using a cell phone? Condolences to the family and friends of the young man who was killed.