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18-Year-Old Dies After Overcorrecting, Driving Into a Guilford County Pond: NCSHP

18-year-old Cameron Burnett died and 18-year-old Malik King, managed to swim to shore, State Highway Patrol confirms.

BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. — North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) confirms 18-year-old Cameron Anthony Burnett died after he crashed his car into a pond on Hillcroft Road Friday night. 

Troopers say the accident happened around 11:51 p.m. Friday. They say the driver was travelling east when he drove across the centerline. He then overcorrected and traveled off the roadway and into a ditch. The car continued through a field, landing in the pond. 

The 18-year-old passenger, Malik King, managed to swim to shore. He was treated for minor injuries at Moses Cone. 

Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. 

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