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Sanford teen killed in wreck

Posted August 2, 2011 11:07 a.m. EDT
Updated August 2, 2011 11:27 a.m. EDT

— A 16-year-old died late Monday when the car she was riding in ran off N.C. Highway 24 east of Cameron and hit some trees, authorities said.

Khadijiah M. Chesney, of Carthage Street in Sanford, was killed in the wreck. Authorities didn't release any information about the driver.

The vehicle was eastbound on N.C. 24 and ran off the highway about 3 miles east of Cameron, authorities said. The driver over-corrected, and the vehicle went off the left side of the highway into several small trees.

Chesney was a rising junior at Lee County High School, according to a spokeswoman for Lee County Schools.