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East Wake High student dies from injuries suffered in high-speed crash

Posted December 8, 2009 2:28 p.m. EST
Updated December 13, 2009 10:15 p.m. EST

— A Zebulon teen who was involved in a high-speed crash Monday has died.

A spokeswoman at WakeMed hospital said Gavin Boyd Westover, 16, died Tuesday morning.

Westover, of 9820 Debnam Road, was riding in a 1996 Chevrolet Camaro on Puryear Road in Knightdale Monday when the driver, Austin Wade Marx, 17, lost control of the car, troopers said. The Camaro went off the road and overturned.

Marx, of 204 Gail Ridge Lane in Wendell, survived the wreck. He was treated at WakeMed Monday and released.

The pair, students from East Wake High School, had left school for an off-campus lunch when the car crashed.

Highway Patrol troopers said witnesses reported the car was traveling up to 90 mph. Investigators said evidence at the scene supported those reports.

Both teens were wearing seat belts, troopers said. No charges have been filed.