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2 Teens Die in Oxford Crash

Posted August 19, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— A second teenager has died after a head-on collision Friday in Granville County.

The accident happened on Highway 15, north of Oxford.

On Saturday, 17-year-old Steven Hayes died in the hospital.

The highway patrol says a car driven by 16-year-old Alicia Boyter went off the right edge of the roadway, then veered back and crossed the center lane, hitting a tractor-trailer head on.

The crash also killed Boyter.

Both vehicles burst into flames. The crash halted traffic on Highway 15 for seven hours.

The tractor-trailer wss headed to a Winn-Dixie in Clarksville, VA. It was loaded with canned goods. The truck had to be emptied before it could be righted.

The truck driver was not seriously injured.