A student at Northern Nash High School died in a one-vehicle accident about a mile and a half from the school Monday afternoon, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.
Alexandra Meredeth Tweedy, 16, was driving on Reges Store Road shortly after 2:30 p.m. when she lost control of her vehicle, according to Patrol reports. Her vehicle ran off the right side of the road. She tried to correct its path, and the vehicle crossed back over the road and ran off the left side where it overturned, hitting a utility pole.
Patrol reports were unclear about whether Tweedy died at the scene or at a hospital later.
The accident marks the first teenage traffic fatality in Nash County in 2012. A teenager in Edgecombe County died after a traffic accident in February.