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678devilish Mar 4, 12:08 p.m.
My condolences to her family and many friends. Keep her memories for they are precious. Continue to hold on to God's unchanging hand and He will see you through this difficult time. All of you are in my prayers.
btneast Mar 4, 10:35 a.m.
[bYet another tragic accident that could have been avoided if NC would fix their roads that were designed for 1960 traffic -- narrow roads, no shoulders, sharp curves, poor road materials][/b]
There isn't enough money in the world to put up guard rails at every potential threat on the roadways. If you want to see bad secondary roads, go to some other states. Virginia has many secondary roads that are not much more than a thin layer of very rough asphalt. NC has some of the best secondary roads in the nation. Something distracted this young lady I think, coupled with her inexperience behind the wheel likely is the cause.
aprilhunter220 Mar 3, 6:50 p.m.
No relation to the Sheriff of Johnson County?
truevfib Mar 3, 5:30 p.m.
This isn't the first wreck that has landed someone in this creek. Maybe 5 on ur side should pressure the DOT to make this a safer roadway
annemarek Mar 3, 5:15 p.m.
So sorry. Another young life lost.
chargernut69 Mar 3, 4:37 p.m.
Yet another tragic accident that could have been avoided if NC would fix their roads that were designed for 1960 traffic -- narrow roads, no shoulders, sharp curves, poor road materials, etc. C'mon NC DOT let's improve our roads so that we can save lives !
slickchris Mar 3, 4:27 p.m.
poor girl it just seems like Johnston County is taboo for teen drivers I lived in Selma for 10 yrs before moving back to Raleigh but anyway my prayers go out to her and her family
scoobydoojr1997 Mar 3, 2:44 p.m.
She was such a great friend. Ive known her for a while like more than 7 years. I wish she didn't have to go so early. Im truly gonna miss her I almost cryed this morning at school durin the Moment of Silence. Its hard when a good friend goes from here. It was latterly like not even 3 miles from my house where the tragedy happened. May God be with you always.
scubagirl2 Mar 3, 2:17 p.m.
Condolences to her family and friends
LetsBeFair Mar 3, 1:50 p.m.
This is really sad ... coulda been anything, Text Monster, blow out, deer ... something. Very very sad though, sounds like she was a good kid.
dejr8875 Mar 3, 1:45 p.m.
I agree, I find it hard to believe there was no guard rail on this back road. Hopefully after this tragedy, the plan will be put into motion to install one. My thoughts & prayers are with her family.
EnoughzEnough Mar 3, 12:40 p.m.
I've been asking the same question!! Unfortunately so many times the answer is that there has never been a severe accident at the location to justify the cost. How sad is it that there needs to be such a tragic event to justify something like that.
dogluv3r Mar 3, 12:32 p.m.
Praying for all those who loved her. I am so so sad to hear of another young life lost. With that being said, it sounds like this young lady affected more lives in her short 16 years than many of us ever will. She sounds like a wonderful girl. :(
Boogalooboy Mar 3, 11:57 a.m.
God Bless her family...
sunneyone2 Mar 3, 10:35 a.m.
My heart is with her family and friends. It's terrible. I didn't know her, but this morning, I met someone who goes to her church and heard so many glowing things about her.
NC_interest Mar 3, 9:59 a.m.
Condolences to the family. Whatever the cause for the crash, I don't understand why this culvert doesn't have a guardrail.
Obamacare rises again Mar 3, 9:04 a.m.
How can there be no guard rail there? This could have been prevented and hopefully the DOT will put up some sort of barrier there before someone else suffers the same fate.
itsnotmeiswear Mar 3, 8:42 a.m.
My daughter counted her as a friend, and by all accounts, she was a special young lady. Prayers for the family and friends.
I don't know if the picture is just from an angle where it can't be seen, but I can't help but wonder why there is no guard rail next to a culvert that large and deep. There is no room for recovery.
baldchip Mar 3, 8:27 a.m.
Lanie was a very special young lady who loved her God as much as life itself. She was always ready to lend a hand in service to others.
Nearly 100 teens with adult group leaders gathered last night in Clayton to mourn, hug, cry, and pray together. God bless them all.
Prayers and blessings go to the Bizzell Family.
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2014-06-24 16:03:36