Authorities in Brunswick County have charged a 17-year-old with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in connection with a wreck that killed one and left seven injured. Area media outlets say the teenager also was cited for violating North Carolina’s graduated driver’s license statutes by driving after 9 p.m. and exceeding the passenger limit for his vehicle.
The N.C. Highway Patrol says a 17-year-old was killed and seven others were injured after the pickup truck they were riding in hit a ditch on a Brunswick County road. Local media outlets report 17-year-old Tyrus Johnston of Shallotte died of injuries he suffered in the accident on Holden Beach Road in Supply.
Authorities have released the identities of the teenager who was killed and the seven other people badly hurt in a violent pick-up truck crash in Brunswick County, all of whom were teenagers. According to Trooper Chavis with the NC State Highway Patrol, Tyrus Johnston, 17, of Shallotte was killed in the accident.