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Harnett County teen killed in car crash

Posted April 19, 2010 10:02 p.m. EDT

— Investigators say speed played a role in a crash that killed a Harnett County teenager Monday afternoon.

Elizabeth Ann Harris, 16, had just left Western Harnett High School when her car crashed on Docs Road near Lillington, according to the state Highway Patrol.

The Spring Lake teenager was going above the posted speed limit when she ran off the road in a curve and over-corrected near Micro Tower Road, troopers said. The car then traveled into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

Paramedics transported Harris to Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital, where she later died, troopers said.

The driver of the other vehicle was transported to Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford as a precaution.