Three students injured in crash near Cary's Panther Creek
Posted September 23, 2013
Cary, N.C. — Three Panther Creek High School students were injured Monday in a three-car wreck near the school, authorities said.
Taylor Lee, 18, was driving a Honda Civic south on N.C. Highway 55 with two classmates – Dahlia Douglas and Myles Davis, both 18 – during their lunch break. When Lee tried to turn left on McCrimmon Parkway, the Civic collided with a northbound Honda Pilot.
The impact caused both cars to hit a Nissan Armada, which was stopped at a red light on McCrimmon Parkway.
The driver and passenger in the Armada and the driver of the Pilot were not hurt.
Lee, Douglas and Davis were taken to Duke Hospital.
Authorities said Lee and Davis' injuries are not life-threatening.
Douglas' condition was not released, but police said she was sitting in the front passenger seat, which was closest to the point of impact.
Panther Creek senior Leonard Mann said news of the wreck spread quickly at the school
"It was shocking seeing something like that happening that close to your school," he said. "It's really sad, someone that close to you being hurt like that."
The crash is under investigation. No charges have been filed.