JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Troopers say four teenagers were killed not long after their vehicle was clocked at more than 100 miles per hour.
The Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 2:40 a.m. on I-95 in Johnston County after a trooper noticed a car speeding at 104 mph.
The trooper tried to catch up to the car, but did not pursue the vehicle since it was no longer in sight, the Patrol said.
Troopers say the car tried to take an exit ramp for Brogen Road but crashed into several trees. The two in the front seat were trapped, while the rear-seat passengers were thrown from the car.
The driver has been identified as 17-year-old Alan Lockamy, of Archer Lodge. The others in the car have been identified as 17-year-old Freddy Seras, 17-year-old Christopher Jackson, and 16-year-old Semaj Williams.