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DOT Crews Remove Speed Bump Near Site Of Fatal Accident

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Rawls Speedbump
RALEIGH, N.C. — The state Department of Transportation removed a speed bump near the site of a deadly car accident.

Briana Rawls, 15, died in a fiery crash on Mid-Pines Road Wednesday. Authorities believe speed may have been a factor.

Some of her friends dug up dirt to form speed bumps on the road near the site of the accident, but DOT officials removed them, saying there were no speed limit signs, which they say are normal on unpaved roads.

Rawls' friends said they still plan on doing something to prevent future accidents from occurring on the road.

Rawls was a passenger in a car driven by 14-year-old Corbin Bilger, who crashed the car into a tree. Police say Bilger stole the car, did not have a license and was speeding. He is in the hospital and faces charges.

A memorial service for Rawls will be held Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church in Morrisville.

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