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Teenager killed in Nash County wreck

Posted May 1, 2010 12:05 p.m. EDT
Updated May 2, 2010 10:37 p.m. EDT

— A high school student died in a wreck south of Rocky Mount Saturday morning, state troopers said.

Michael Turner Jr., 17, of Elm City, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet passenger car west on West Mount Drive around 7:15 a.m. when he ran a stop sign at Old Carriage Road, troopers said. His car was struck on the passenger side by a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban going at least 50 mph. The vehicles slid approximately 120 feet off the road.

Turner was pronounced dead at Nash General Hospital.

Troopers said Turner, a junior at Southern Nash High School, was going to take his SATs when the wreck happened.

No charges related to the wreck are expected to be filed.

Turner's visitation is scheduled for Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Ave. in Rocky Mount, officials said. His funeral will follow the visitation at 7 p.m.