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16-year-old girl killed in North Carolina crash, 'excessive speed' a factor, troopers say

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A 16-year-old girl died in a crash in North Carolina on Saturday morning, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

At around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, state troopers came to Henry River Road near Rudisill Street in Burke County after getting a report of a fatal crash.

Investigators say that a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 was driving north on Henry River Road, drove off the right side of the road, down an embankment and struck a tree.

The driver,  Savannah Marie Green, 16, of Connelly Springs, was critically injured. She was taken to a local hospital where she died as a result of her injuries.

There was a passenger in the truck who was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators say that “excessive speed” was a contributing factor in the crash.

Source: Fox 8 News Channel

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