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3 Teens Hurt in Head-On Crash in Johnston County

Posted April 15, 2007 9:05 a.m. EDT
Updated April 15, 2007 4:39 p.m. EDT

— Three North Johnston High School students were hurt Saturday night in a head-on crash near Kenly, in Johnston County, the Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said the crash happened on Richardson Bass Road when one car began a left turn and failed to yield to a car coming in the other direction.

Brandon Trevor Oliver was airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill and was reported to be in "stable" condition Sunday afternoon. Oliver was a passenger in the vehicle that turned across the path of the other car, police said.

Trevor Freedman, 16, the driver of the car that turned, was transferred from Johnston Memorial Hospital to WakeMed in Raleigh and was in good condition Sunday afternoon. Troopers charged him with failure to yield the right of way when making a left turn.

Wesley Brock, the driver of the second car, also was transferred from Johnston Memorial to WakeMed and was in good condition Sunday afternoon.

Troopers said they did not have ages for Oliver and Brock, but they confirmed that all three were students at North Johnston.

Another head-on crash near Kenly on Jan. 21 claimed the lives of two North Johnston students and injured a third.

Nicholas Creech, 16, of Selma, and Reece Richardson, 17, of Kenly, died in that accident.