Students mourn classmate killed

March 25, 2010 9:00:00 PM PDT
Classmates and parents mourned the loss of a teenage girl Saturday, while holding out hope for another.

One of the two girls died a short time at WakeMed after being hit by a SUV on Durant Rd.

Authorities identified the girl as 14-year-old Lindsey Fesmire. The other girl, 13-year-old Krista Carcaterra, is in serious condition at WakeMed where she's recovering from a broken leg and a concussion.

Both teens are students at Durant Road Middle School. According to Carcaterra's father, the girls were coming back from Bojangles around 3 p.m. Friday when they were hit by a small SUV.

Witnesses say the girls were looking at an accident in front of Durant Middle School when the SUV, traveling east, collided with the teens.

They say one girl was unresponsive when EMS arrived.

"I saw one of them, her legs ... knees were bent ... the other was laying on the ground with her eyes closed," witness Julian Williams said.

His father, Bengie Williams, says he had just picked up his son at the middle school when he noticed a back-up on Durant Road. Then he saw the girls on the street in front of the SUV.

"It was just an ugly sight to see, two little girls lying in the middle of the street like that," Bengie Williams said. "As soon as we passed them we started praying."

Officials say based upon the investigation at this time, charges against the 44-year-old driver are not anticipated.

Those who live near where the accident happened say the stretch of road is really busy.

"We can't even cross it in our vehicles," parent Suzy Maloney said.

But she says teens are known to want to cross Durant Road because of the shopping center that's on the other side.

"It's been obviously a bone of contention with parents and their children whether to let them do that or not," Maloney said.

Maloney says she won't be letting her son cross Durant Road anymore.

Neighbors also say they have been lobbying for a traffic light or a crosswalk at the intersection for years.

There is currently a makeshift memorial set up where the accident happened. Hundreds have also already joined a Facebook page seeking to create a memorial at Durant Middle in honor of Lindsey Fesmire.

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