14-Year-Old Dies After 15-Year-Old Driver Crashes Car

Teen Behind Wheel Didn't Have A License

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. -- A 15-year-old boy was driving without adult supervision, during a car crash that killed a 14-year-old boy.

Troopers with NC State Highway Patrol said the 15-year-old driver was speeding on Horneytown Road on Saturday night near the High Point city limits.

According to Troopers, the driver lost control of the car and struck a utility pole. The pole fell on top of 14-year-old passenger, Brayden Troxler, who was sitting on the right hand side of the car in the backseat.

Troopers estimate the teenager was driving more than 70 mph in the area where the speed limit is 45 mph.

Family members tell WFMY News 2 that Troxler died in the hospital on Tuesday night.

Troopers said the 15-year-old driver had a learner's permit, but there was not an adult in the car at the time of the crash. Officials said the driver did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

A Davidson County Juvenile Counselor will decide charges.

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