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Moore County student killed in crash

Posted May 26, 2009 9:19 p.m. EDT
Updated May 27, 2009 9:46 p.m. EDT

— A student at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines died Tuesday morning in a car wreck.

The state Highway Patrol said Jennifer Lindsey Benson, 17, was killed after she lost control of her vehicle on Dowd Road near Carthage.

The car crossed the center line striking a sign first, then went down an embankment and then hit a tree, trooper said. No other vehicles were involved.

Grief counselors and clergy from area churches will be at the school Wednesday to help students cope with Benson's death.