Teen killed in crash near Mebane
Posted April 3, 2014
Mebane, N.C. — 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.