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Teen dead after vehicle hits tree

Posted June 22, 2009

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— A 16-year-old girl died in a single-vehicle wreck on N.C. Highway 49, about 5 miles south of Asheboro, Sunday afternoon.

State troopers said that Cassendra Maria Fiscal, of Denton, was traveling north around 3 p.m. when she went off the right side of the roadway. Cassendra over-corrected, and the vehicle overturned and struck a tree.

Troopers were looking into the cause of the wreck.


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  • reh4859 Jun 22, 2009

    "Another reason for delaying teen driver licenses from 16 to 18 along with stricter driving rules for teenagers." TarheelsDontLikeEdwards

    Okay....so then we'd just have a bunch of 18 year-olds doing the same thing. Delaying the minimal driving age will NOT stop accidents or mistakes, it just means people will be doing at 18 what they were doing at 16. What's next? People shouldn't drive until they qualify for AARP?

    And about the cell phones: just ban them across the age spectrum. No need to discriminate about age: I've been cut off more times by adults on phones than by teenagers. Besides, how can we realistically expect a LEO to spot a teenager in traffic?

  • itsnotmeiswear Jun 22, 2009

    "Plus they should ban cell phone use for teenagers."

    I think it is already in place, but it doesn't mean they will obey it. Most adults are just as bad.

    They also haven't said she was using the phone. Another driver could have cut her off.

  • uncbabie Jun 22, 2009

    My Dad use to make me drive off the shoulder of the road and pull back on so I would learn not to over correct. It is a very natural reaction. Prayers for her family.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Jun 22, 2009

    Another reason for delaying teen driver licenses from 16 to 18 along with stricter driving rules for teenagers.

    Plus they should ban cell phone use for teenagers. Other than drunk driving, it's one of the primary reasons for accidents involving teenagers.

  • itsnotmeiswear Jun 22, 2009

    Praying for the family.

    My 15 year old just got her permit. The other day she got run off the road by another driver in a curve, and she didn't jerk it back. She remained calm, slowed down, and pulled it back on the road. I praised her for at least 10 minutes, but I smiled for a lot longer. Please teach your kids to drive, and don't rely on the schools. A go-kart slick track is early money well spent for gaining confidence and awareness.

  • Americanpatriot Jun 22, 2009

    poor baby.
    I lost some schoolmates really close together because of traffic accidents, and that's what this is, an unfortunate accident and it's not our place to judge her actions.
    SO, please pray for her and everyone who loved/knew her because they'll need it.
    Isaiah 40:30-31.

  • sixnitepkg Jun 22, 2009

    too bad, apparently they don't teach kids what to do when they go off the road in drivers ed anymore... almost all of those kids in Johnston county and this girl would be alive today with a little PRACTICAL driving instruction

  • dugmeister Jun 22, 2009

    To SoFarFromHome - DITTO!!!!

  • SoFarFromHome Jun 22, 2009


    You are a devils advocate... how rude of you to assume she was texting or talking on the phone? Maybe someone tried to cut her off? Tried to merge and didn't see her?

    Maybe you drive and text at the same time, but give someone a break. Honestly... a family has lost a child. Bite your tongue.

  • Devilsadvocate Jun 22, 2009

    I'd bet a cell phone was in use, either texting or talking.