Police Say Speed A Factor In Wreck That Killed Gastonia Teen

GASTONIA, N.C. — A teenager has died and another person was taken to the hospital following a wreck in Gastonia Friday night.

Gatonia Police say, 17-year-old, Thomas Smith IV’s Ford Mustang left the roadway and struck a tree on Robinwood Road, near Laurel Lane, around 10:20 p.m.

Mr. Smith died from his injuries at the scene.

The passenger was transported to Caromount Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

Police believe speed was a factor in the accident and the accident is still under investigation.