18-year-old dead, 4 others injured in Morrisville crash early Sunday

Wake County News

Damage of the accident outside the Morrisville Aquatics & Fitness Center (Sean Cudahy).

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – An 18-year-old was killed and four other teens are injured in a serious crash early Sunday morning in Morrisville.

Police were called to the 1300 block of Morrisville Parkway near Duck Pond Circle at approximately 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning.

Upon arrival, officers learned two of the five passengers were ejected from the vehicle, including Jonathan Pooley, 18, who died at the scene.

The other ejected passenger, also 18 and whose identity has not yet been released, remains in critical condition.

Officers said the driver, a 17-year-old girl, lost control of the vehicle causing it to cross the median and roll multiple times before stopping.

Police confirmed that all five people traveling in the vehicle were either 17 or 18 years old and two other people suffered significant injuries.

Police also said that it appeared only the driver was wearing her seatbelt.

In the early stages of the investigation, officers said speed was a contributing factor to the crash, and alcohol is also suspected to be a factor.

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