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17-year-old charged in Raleigh wreck

Posted May 1, 2009 6:42 a.m. EDT

— Troopers charged a 17-year-old driver with a lane control violation and driving without a valid license after her car side-swiped another vehicle, causing both to crash on Interstate 40 early Friday.

Tiffney McClung, from Tennessee, lost control of her vehicle and ended up near the woods, along with the car she side-swiped, authorities said. The crash happened just east of North Harrison Avenue.

Speed and alcohol were not factors in the wreck, officials said.

However, troopers charged McClung’s two passengers, ages 22 and 20, with having open containers of alcohol. Authorities also charged the 20-year-old with possession of an alcoholic beverage by a person less than 21 years old.

Troopers did not release the passengers’ names.

Emergency crews took McClung and one of her passengers to a local hospital. They were expected to be OK. The person in the other vehicle was not injured, troopers said.