High School Senior Dies in Monroe Wreck
MONROE, N.C. -- A teenage girl has died of injuries that she suffered in a rush-hour traffic accident Tuesday evening.
Just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, officers responded to an accident on US 601 North near Deese Road in Monroe, N.C.
A 2006 Honda Accord driven by 17-year old Mackenzie Rae Whiteley, of Marshville, N.C., crossed the center line, hitting a 2006 Ford F-250 pickup truck head on. The driver of the truck, Roosevelt Nives, 30, of Chesterfield, S.C., and Whiteley were transported to CMC in Charlotte for their injuries. Nives was released later that night.
Whiteley died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning from her injuries.
Whiteley was a senior at Piedmont High School and had enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. She was scheduled to being basic training in August.
The investigation on this collision is continuing.