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Lenoir County teens killed in Georgia I-95 wreck

Posted July 7, 2010 12:59 p.m. EDT
Updated July 7, 2010 1:12 p.m. EDT

— Two Lenoir County teens were killed Tuesday when their family car flipped on Interstate 95 in southern Georgia, authorities said.

The Humphrey family from Deep Run was southbound on I-95, about 14 miles from the Florida border, at about 4:30 p.m. when the rear tire on the driver's side blew out, causing Claude Humphrey to lose control of the vehicle, authorities said. The vehicle ran off the highway, overturned in a ditch and hit a tree.

Katlyn Humphrey, 15, and Taylor Humphrey, 18, died in the wreck. Authorities said they weren't wearing seat belts and were thrown from the vehicle.

Claude Humphrey, 51, and Carly Humphrey, 12, were taken to Shands Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla., where they were treated and released. Beverly Humphrey, 48, was taken to Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center in Kingsland, Ga., where she was treated and released.