Troy Teenager Dies in N.C. 211 Accident
A Troy teenager died Monday evening in a two-vehicle wreck on N.C. 211 that also left three other people injured.
Austin Patrick Williams, 18, died when a car being driven by his sister slid sideways into the path of a van at about 6:08 p.m. just west of the traffic light at the entrance of West Pine Middle School, according to the State Highway Patrol. The road was closed to traffic for about an hour as rescue personnel worked to remove the victims from their vehicles.
Williams was in the front passenger seat of a 2005 Mitsubishi driven by Katie Alison Parsons, 21, of Troy, according to 1st Sgt. T.D. Simmons with the Highway Patrol in Aberdeen. Parson's was traveling east on N.C. 211, while Timothy Roger Pack, of Asheboro, was driving west in a 2006 van.
The van was registered to Performance Cable Technology Corp. in Asheboro.
A witness in a car behind Parsons said that her car went to the right then veered to the left, according to Simmons. Her car then slid sideways into the westbound lane, where it collided with the van driven by Pack.
The two vehicles ended up toward the shoulder of the westbound lane, Simmons said.
Nicole Marie Freeman, 16, of Troy, was a passenger in the back seat of Parsons' car. All four victims were transported to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. Parsons was in critical condition, while Freeman was listed in good condition. Pack was treated and released from the hospital.
At this point, no charges have been filed, Simmons said. An investigation is continuing.
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