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Teen killed, three injured in Harnett County wreck

Posted September 2, 2011
Updated September 4, 2011

— One teenaged girl died and three others were hospitalized after a single-car crash in Harnett County Friday night.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said the girls, students at Harnett Central, were headed to a football game at the school when driver Kaleigh Forney, 16, went off the road to the right, over-corrected and flipped her vehicle.

Forney was taken to Duke Hospital. Two of her passengers – Briana Bain, 15,  and Ashton Boyce, 17 – were taken to Betsey Johnson Hospital. All three were expected to recover.

A fourth girl, Krystal Wayman, 17, was thrown from the car and died. Troopers said Wayman was not wearing a seat belt.

The wreck happened at Old U.S. Highway 421 and McDougald Road in Lillington. 

Forney will likely face charges for violation of provisional license laws, which prohibit young drivers from transporting multiple other teens, and possibly a charge of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, Trooper J.B. Harvey said.

Harvey said speed was a factor in the crash.


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  • farmgirl67 Sep 7, 2011

    I am Krystal's God Mother. She was love by many and will be missed by all. Dad is doing as well as can be expexted. This was an unfortunate accident. Kaleigh,Briana and Ashton are great young ladies.They will forever have Krystal in their hearts. I know the girls were out doing what they do best.. being kids and having fun.

  • stephkenner Sep 7, 2011

    My daughter knew these girls & was friends with the one that was killed. She cried herself to sleep last night. I have been praying for Krystal's dad & her family since this happened. They lost her mom a few years ago & now her father has lost his daughter.

  • kpwoodlief Sep 6, 2011

    My thoughts and prayers are with this family. So sad.

  • WritNEWlaws Sep 6, 2011

    When are the parents going to stop letting these teens drive when they have a Provisional Liscense? The parents are responsible since the teen is not of age. I have spoken with parents that I know and they let their children drive with other teens knowing that the liscense is provisional only!

  • Wendellcatlover Sep 6, 2011

    Another teenage tragedy. When will these kids learn??? My prayers are with all involved.

  • luvmyfam Sep 5, 2011

    So sad!!