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Lumberton students drown when SUV plunges into river

Posted December 8, 2008 11:10 p.m. EST
Updated December 9, 2008 8:47 a.m. EST

— Lumberton High School is mourning the loss of two students.

Matthew Wayne Britt, 16, and Cory Locklear, 16,  drowned when the SUV they were in plunged into the Lumber River Saturday night. The 16-year-old driver was able to escape.

The state Highway Patrol says Ricky Williams was going about 60 mph when he lost control of the vehicle on Drop Off Drive.

No charges had been filed Monday.