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Teens killed in Wayne County wreck

Posted December 14, 2009

— Two Mount Olive teenagers died in a head-on collision southeast of Goldsboro Sunday evening, state troopers said.

Troopers said that Lisa Marie Myers, 17, was driving a vehicle west on Stevens Mill Road, near Mill Creek Road, around 6:30 p.m. She went left of the center line, and her vehicle collided with an oncoming truck.

Myers and her passenger, Tyler Brewer, 15, both died, troopers said.

The four people in the truck were injured, but none of the injuries was life-threatening.

Troopers are investigating the cause of the wreck. Myers was not wearing a seat belt, and it is unknown if Brewer was, troopers said.

The deaths bring to 17 the total number of people killed in wrecks on North Carolina roads since last Sunday.


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  • Mom2two Dec 14, 2009

    When you combine inexperience with the distraction of having another teen in the car, it is a dangerous combination. My 15yo is not allowed to ride with another teen driver, will not be allowed to have other teens in the car when she gets her license, and won't get her license until she is almost 17.

    Then we'll do a lot of praying and keeping our fingers crossed.

  • familyfour Dec 14, 2009

    Very young.....

  • daisymom Dec 14, 2009

    mpheels, are we siblings???? sounds like my mother!

  • mpheels Dec 14, 2009

    When I first started driving, my mother pre-approved routes. I was only allowed to drive to a handful of places without her in the car, mainly school, church, and babysitting jobs, and I could only use routes she had seen me drive. Every few weeks she would approve another route and my coverage area steadily expanded. When I was finally "approved" to drive with friends in the car, they always wanted to go beyond my permitted range, and I always refused. I simply told them that with my luck I would get rear ended on a non-sanctioned route, and my mom would take away my driving privileges.

  • agricon3 Dec 14, 2009

    The State Troopers have a report(I think monthly) of accidents and it is very detailed. Type of accident, road type, weather conditions, age of drivers involved, time of day, etc and maybe someone will study what caused such a high number(probably weather) this week. Prayers to the family.

  • cth1 Dec 14, 2009

    The article doesn't say anything about cell phone usage ..texting..or anything else that caused the accident. Whatever it was....it's not going to bring these 2 teenagers back. I can't imagine the pain and grief they must be feeling at this time!!! It's so easy to get distracted by everyday life and things going on around you.
    Prayers for the families of these teens and for the people in the other vehicle!!!

  • artist Dec 14, 2009

    There is absolutely no question to the fact that distractions are the cause (not DUI). I wonder what is so distracting to so many drivers?

  • wcumom Dec 14, 2009

    Too many people are running off the road or crossing the center line and hitting head-on.I wonder why.Is it possible a cell phone could be the problem or some other technology?My phone sits handy inside the cup holder for my "just in case" needs,other than that it stays put until my vehicle is still.

  • luvstoQ Dec 14, 2009

    And,just HOW do you know that this person was not texting?? Not saying she was, but we don't know what distracted her. I've personally seen lots of teens in cars cutting up,etc. while driving and get as far from them as possible as quick as I can. Far too many teens are just free to drive where or when they please because it's easier to let them then to "just say no" - and yes, I was a mom to 3 teenagers who had many friends despite the restrictions.

  • garnertoy Dec 14, 2009

    so sad