Four North Carolina Teens Killed In Car Crash — Memorial Day weekend 2007
Four friends were killed in a high speed wreck that was so forceful it ripped out seat belts and sliced the car in half, police say.
Davidson County, NC — The wreck occurred early Saturday near Thomasville.
Robert King, 20, of Trinity; Jacob Mayo, 19, of northern Davidson County; John “Chad” Calvert, 18, of Thomasville; and Zachary Main, 18, of Kernersville, died in the wreck.
Police said alcohol was suspected in the wreck and a blood test was being conducted on the driver.
Mayo was driving a 1998 Nissan Altima which ran off both sides of Burton Road, ran a stop sign, hit a wire and then a tree, which cut the car in half, said Highway Patrol Trooper Mickey Mantel. He declined to release an estimate of the speed.
“It’s going to put a real damper on this summer and it’s going to make a lot of people reconsider what they do. It’s going to make a lot of people cautious,” says Christopher John, a friend of one of the victims.
The crash was discovered about 8:45 a.m. by a passing driver, who saw a body lying in a field
The crash happened about a hundred yards away from the Hasty Fire Department. Firefighters there say they heard a loud sound around 2 a.m. Saturday.
But it wasn't until a driver passed by around 9 a.m. when they reported the crash. One firefighter says they thought a car went into a ditch and was able to get out.
As of late Saturday, the Highway Patrol said seven people had died in wrecks across the state during the Memorial Day weekend.
Associated Press, WFMY News 2 located in Greensboro, North Carolina — video and text from the WFMY website — wfmynews2.com.
While it is yet to be determined how and if alcohol played a role in the accident and deaths of the four teens from Davidson County, Casey Bokhoven was definitely a victim of a drunk driver.