Officials:Teen dies in crash

Staff Writer

A fatal car accident claimed the life of Rachael Ann Reese, 19, of Sherrills Ford, yesterday morning as she was traveling northbound on N.C. Highway 16.
The wreck happened around 10:30 a.m. on Highway 16 about eight miles south of Newton. Reese was driving her 1999 Volkswagon Passat when she reportedly ran off the road and struck a tree.
Reese was reportedly wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident. No other vehicles were involved.
Highway 16 was closed for about two hours, reopening at approximately 12:30 p.m.
North Carolina State Troopers say that the investigation into the wreck is ongoing. No further information was available as of press time.