Teen killed, another injured in Franklin County crash
Posted October 10, 2015 3:11 p.m. EDT
Updated October 10, 2015 10:05 p.m. EDT
Franklinton, N.C. — One teen was killed and another was injured in a crash on Hodges Road near Franklinton early Saturday. Troopers say alcohol was a factor in the crash.
The driver, Perry Jackson Frazier, 18, of Louisburg, died at the scene. A 19-year-old male passenger, whose name was not released, was flown by helicopter to WakeMed with serious injuries.
The crash happened shortly before 1:45 a.m.
Troopers say Frazier, a 2015 Franklinton High School graduate, was driving a pickup truck south on Hodges Road at a high rate of speed and ran off the road to the left and struck a tree. He was not wearing a seat belt. It's unclear if his passenger was buckled in.
No other information was released.
Patrick Glace, a spokesman for Franklin County Schools, said Franklinton High was opened to students Saturday to give them a place to gather and console one another.