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Seagrove teen killed in Chatham collision

Posted October 12, 2011 10:27 a.m. EDT

— A teen from Seagrove died Tuesday when she lost control of her car and collided with a tractor-trailer near Siler City, authorities said.

Katlyn Victoria Medford, 18, was northbound on Old U.S. Highway 421 shortly before noon when she lost control of her Chevrolet Cavalier, authorities said. The car spun and slammed sideways into a southbound tractor-trailer.

The truck driver, Thomas Brantly Fox, wasn't injured.

Authorities said charges won't be filed in the case since Fox wasn't at fault.

Old U.S. 421 was closed for about five hours while Highway Patrol troopers investigated the case and cleared away the wreckage.