Saturday, November 27, 2021

Teen Killed, Another Injured in Franklin County Wreck on Way to School

— One Franklinton High School student died and another was injured Tuesday morning in a wreck on Cedar Creek Road, according to the school system.

A preliminary investigation reveals a Timothy Henry Coley, 18, was driving a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta, Coley lost control of his car and struck a fence. Coley was taken to Wake Medical Center North with minor injuries.

Jamariuse Quan Gibbs, 17, of Franklinton, the passenger in the car, died at the scene of the crash, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

A spokesman for the school system told WRAL that the students were in the car together at the time of the wreck, which happened near the intersection with Hicks Road shortly before 8 a.m.

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