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Middle School Boy Killed in Accident

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FAYETTEVILLE — A 14-year-old Cumberland County boywas killed Wednesday when he was thrown from the truck he was riding in.

Authorities say the teens were speeding on State Road 1702 when they rounded a curve and lost control of the vehicle. The 1978 Ford pickup,which was being driven by a 15-year-old boy who was able towalk away from the wreck, flipped over five times before coming to restin a field. The driver was not at the scene when state troopers arrived,but was later taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police don't have all the details on the accident yet, but hope to talkto the driver Wednesday night to obtain more information.

Trooper Mike Mills says there are many unanswered questions, such aswhy two middle-school students were on the roads at 1 p.m. and why a15-year-old was driving unsupervised.

Authorities have identified the victim as Justin Flynn, a student at Pine Forest MiddleSchool.

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