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Teen killed in Johnston County wreck

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that happened on the 2200 block of Josephine Road.

Troopers said three teens were inside a Ford Ranger pick-up truck when the truck's driver, 17-year-old Bryan Gilmore, lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road early Saturday.

The truck overturned several times, ejecting 18-year-old William Tippett, who died at the scene.

Troopers said Gilmore faces DWI and reckless driving charges.

He and the third passenger are recovering at a local hospital at last report.

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