Three Rolesville Teens Killed In Ultra High Speed Car Accident
According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol and the car’s black box recorder, the car involved in the deadly wreck was traveling at 129 miles per hour in the seconds before the accident and hit a tree at 90 miles per hour. The driver of the car, 16-year-old Austin Flowers, was killed in the accident along with two friends, 16-year-old Lane Meyer and 17-year-old Matthew Speight. The car accident took place on Old Pearce Road, where the posted speed limit is 55 miles per hour.
A fourth teen, 16-year-old Brendan Pearce, suffered serious injuries in the car accident but is listed in good condition at a local hospital. He has not yet publically spoken of the accident or what caused the reckless driving and speeding in the minutes before the crash.
It is important to note that the teen driver only had his provisional license since he was 16 years old. This means that it was illegal for him to drive with three other teens in the car and without a supervising adult.