GARNER --A memorial now sits where the car that 17-year-old Arial Hughes was riding in when it crashed. State troopers say 17-year-old Shontoya Howards was driving on White Oak road in Garner when she swerved to avoid a deer and slammed into a tree.
Howard was taken to Wakemed, where she remains in good condition.
Troopers charged Howard on Sunday with misdemeanor death by vehicle.
Hughes, who was a West Johnston High School senior, died instantly in the wreck.
Troopers say she was not wearing a seatbelt. Hughes was scheduled to graduate on June 11th.
Grief counselors will be on site at West Johnston High School on Monday.