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Clayton High student killed in wreck

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Brittney Hicks, killed in Clayton wreck
CLAYTON, N.C. — A Clayton High School senior was killed Monday morning in a one-vehicle wreck, police said.

Brittney Megan Hicks, 19, of 121 Aspen Circle in Clayton, was driving a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee east on Covered Bridge Road shortly after 11 a.m. when the vehicle drifted off the right side of the road between Brook Hill Drive and North O’Neil Street, police said. Hicks overcorrected, and the Jeep skidded off the road, hit a tree and overturned, police said.

Hicks wasn't wearing a seat belt, police said.

The accident remains under investigation, but police said it doesn't appear that Hicks was speeding at the time of the crash.


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