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Drugs, Alcohol Not Involved in Fatal Teen Wreck

Posted February 8, 2007 4:39 p.m. EST
Updated February 8, 2007 4:58 p.m. EST

— Neither drugs nor alcohol were detected in the systems of two teenagers killed last month in a head-on collision in Kenly, authorities said Thursday.

On Jan. 21, Nicholas Ryan 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 Leighton Richardson, 17, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said.

Both Creech, 16, and Richardson, 17, died at the scene. A passenger in Creech's truck, Travis Whitley Foster, 16, survived the accident.

Foster was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  Troopers seized 2.5 grams of marijuana from Foster the night of the accident.

He has a court date set for May 7 in Johnston County.