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Troopers Report Drug Found on Crash Survivor

Posted January 26, 2007 11:27 p.m. EST
Updated January 27, 2007 3:36 p.m. EST

— The Highway Patrol said Friday that troopers investigating a fatal Johnston County head-on crash found a small amount of marijuana on the lone survivor the night the wreck happened Jan. 21 in Kenly.

Troopers did not indicate whether they planned to file charges against Travis Foster, 16. They gave no indication that investigators think drugs were involved in the accident.

Police have determined that Nicholas Creech, 16, was speeding and had driven across the center line of South Johnston Parkway Road when he collided with a truck driven by his friend, Reece Richardson, 17.

Foster was a passenger in Creech's truck. He was reported to be in good condition Friday night at WakeMed.

Funeral services were held for Creech and Richardson Wednesday evening at North Johnston High School, where they were juniors. More than 1,400 people gathered to pay their respects.

Graveside services were held Thursday.