The teenage driver of a pickup truck has been charged with failure to yield in a two-vehicle crash in which five Central Davidson High School students were injured on January 11.


According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, 16-year-old Lexington resident Shilo Strass failed to yield to a Toyota Echo on N.C. Highway 8 at approximately 7:45 a.m., pulling into the vehicle’s path.


The Toyota’s driver and two passengers in the vehicle received transport to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Strass and his brother, Josh Green, who was also a passenger in the pickup, also were taken to the hospital. Strass and Green were released later that afternoon.


As of the morning of January 12, 16-year-old Josh Williams, the driver of the Toyota, 15-year-old Aaron Williams, and 15-year-old Troy Curry remained in the hospital in good condition.


According to investigators, all five teens involved in the crash were wearing their seat belts and all five are students at Central Davidson High.


The NCHP also said that Strass had been charged with a vehicle registration violation.

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