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Woman, 18, killed in Durham wreck

Posted July 16, 2013
Updated July 17, 2013

— An 18-year-old Durham County woman was killed Tuesday night in a wreck near the intersection of Infinity and Goodwin roads in Durham, state Highway Patrol troopers said. 

Investigators said Krista Lynn Smith lost control of her Infiniti sedan about 10 p.m., ran through a tree line off the left side of Infinity Road and hit a fence.  

The car came to a stop in the middle of Infinity Road. No passengers were in the car at the time, and no other injuries were reported

No other details were released.


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  • Sundays Child Jul 18, 2013

    It's a reasonable question.

  • Glock Ranger Jul 18, 2013

    There y'all go - off on a tangent.

  • 678devilish Jul 17, 2013

    if she was texting ot talking on that cell phone....

    More than likely. People and not just teens don't reaize the danger in talking and text by cell phone. Maybe one day people will wake up and not do that. My condolences to the family and many friends.

  • SFSOLDIER Jul 17, 2013

    Very sad, I only wonder if she was texting ot talking on that cell phone....

  • gingerlynn Jul 17, 2013

    Durham is still a small town. I have a child who just graduated high school from Jordan. He did not know this young lady, but many of his friends did. My heart goes out to the family. I can only imagine the anguish of having that knock at the door.

  • Sundays Child Jul 17, 2013

    Was a cell phone involved?

  • Scubagirl Jul 17, 2013

    I'm all for graphic billboards on the highways and graphic films in drivers ed classes. Maybe, just maybe, a life will be saved. If just one is saved then it's worth it and those who are offended by them just don't have to look.

  • ashewing Jul 17, 2013

    My daughter took drivers ed when she was 14, got her permit at 15 and at 16 will have had a full year of driving under her belt. The same as I had in the 80's. But even the most experienced drivers can have accidents. Very sad for the girl's family.

  • thinkin out loud Jul 17, 2013

    localyokel, I hear you I am a police officer and we cut no slack for young drivers when we catch them. The thought being if they have to tell mom and dad they got a ticket then stand in front of a judge, maybe, just maybe, it will get through to them. We also teach Alive@25 to the drivers ed students but then we see those same students doing the very things we told them could get them killed. It's so agrivating.

  • Fireflies Rock Jul 17, 2013

    You can start taking driver's ed training at age 14 1/2. You can get your permit at age 15, and a provision license (no driving past 9 pm, limitations on passengers, etc.)at 16. My son just went through it, and my 14 year old will start soon.