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Teen killed in crash near Mebane

Posted April 3, 2014

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— A 16-year-old died Wednesday afternoon when his car slammed into a rock wall near Mebane and overturned, authorities said.

Desmond Piccini, of Mebane, was eastbound on Lebanon Road shortly before 3 p.m. when his 1989 Ford Mustang ran off onto the right shoulder of the road near Mill Creek Road, according to the State Highway Patrol. Piccini over-corrected, and the car crossed over the road, hit a rock wall along the westbound shoulder and flipped onto its hood.

A passenger identified as McCray Williams, 16, of Graham, was taken to Duke University Hospital in Durham for treatment of minor injuries and was later released, authorities said.

The Highway Patrol said excessive speed was a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.


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  • btneast Apr 4, 2014

    [bno 16 year old should even be driving a mustang!! way too much power!! ][/b] Not all Mustangs have V-8 powerful engines. Standard engine is a V6. You can go too fast in any car....the issue here is driving too fast, not the car. You are right that a young male and a sporty car are not a good mix....but the problem was the young man, not the car. First day I got my license a LONG time ago, I took the family Ford LTD , which is not a muscle car, and took it up to 100mph. I wish I could say that was the only stupid thing I did in a car, but that would not be true.

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  • cowgirlingup Apr 3, 2014

    speed kills!! no 16 year old should even be driving a mustang!! way too much power!! 16 year olds are not responsible enough for that much of a car!! my two cents worth