17-year-old Myrtle Beach teen dies in NC crash, driver facing charges, officials say

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A 17-year-old has died following a crash in North Carolina over the weekend, according to highway officials.

Anna Deal, of Myrtle Beach, died on the scene of the crash, state Trooper David Inman said.

Inman said the driver, has been identified as a 16-year-old from of Myrtle Beach, who is being charged with a misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. The charge could change to a felony pending toxicology reports, Inman added.

The crash involving five teens happened Sunday in Brunswick County about 4:30 a.m., according to an email sent by North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

The driver of the Dodge Challenger was speeding on U.S. 17 when he hit an embankment on the right side of the road, officials said.

The car became airborne and rolled multiple times, ejecting the three backseat passengers, before landing on its roof. The teen who died had been ejected, the statement read.

The other two backseat passengers were taken to Grand Strand Hospital with severe injuries. Their condition is unknown.

The driver and passenger were not ejected and able to exit the car with severe but non-life threatening injuries. They were also transported to the hospital.

Inman said all of the occupants’ ages ranged from 16 to 19.