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2 students killed in early morning collision on Highway 47

It's never easy to hear about students who have lost their lives on the roads. While many cases involve young people who have made mistakes that cost them their lives, this wasn't the case in this collision involving two vehicles in the morning rush.

Rush hours are always busy, so it's necessary for drivers to take the steps necessary to make sure they're awake and focused behind the wheels. They shouldn't drink and drive, and they should stay alert to changes in the roads and traffic. With so many people headed to school and work, any less than a driver's complete attention could result in a collision. When a driver isn't paying attention or driving safely, he or she can be the center of civil lawsuits, with the family and victim able to seek compensation.

In this collision, two people lost their lives as a result of a driver's careless actions. The car accident that resulted in the deaths of two students as they traveled on North Carolina Highway 47 was completely preventable. The Central Davidson High School students, 17 and 19, were inside a Chevrolet headed to school at around 7:30 a.m., when a vehicle being driven by a 31-year-old man went left of the center lane and crossed into their vehicle's path, making it unavoidable.

His Pontiac then struck the Chevrolet, which resulted in both students being killed on impact. They were pronounced dead at the scene when medical help arrived.

Police have reported that speed wasn't a factor in this collision, but they did place a charge against the driver for driving while intoxicated. Several other charges are pending at this time, which will likely be released once the police finish their investigation into the crash.

Source: The Dispatch, "Car accident results in death of two students," Julia Hudgins, Sep. 21, 2016

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