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Memorial planned for Chatham teen killed in wreck

Friends and family will remember Jennifer Katherine Gessner, 16, of Pittsboro, at a service Sunday.

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Jennifer Katherine Gessner
PITTSBORO, N.C. — Friends and family will remember Jennifer Katherine Gessner, 16, of Pittsboro, at a service Sunday.

Gessner died Wednesday morning in a wreck in western Chatham County. Authorities said her car crossed the center line and collided with a 1999 Ford F-250 pickup truck. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The pickup driver, whose name wasn't released, was uninjured, authorities said.

Gessner was schooled at home. She was also enrolled in courses at Chatham County Community College.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday at Emmaus Baptist Church, followed by interment at Chatham Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be sent to: Hickory Cove Bible Camp, 170 Ferguson Lane, Taylorsville, N.C., 28681.

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