1 dead, 2 hurt in crash in Polk Co.


POLK Co., N.C. (WSPA) — One teen is dead and at least two others hurt in a Mill Spring crash. 

The single-vehicle crash happened early Friday afternoon on Pea Ridge Road. 

According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, a driver lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road and crashed into a tree.

Three people were in the vehicle at the time of the accident. 

The N.C. Highway Patrol identified the victim killed in the accident as Markell Lipscomb, 17, of Tryon, N.C.

Lipscomb was a passenger in the vehicle.

Troopers say another passenger and the driver were seriously hurt in the crash.

Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation as of Monday morning.

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