Teen killed in wreck identified

14-yearold Jared Williams (Facebook)
September 28, 2010 7:29:32 PM PDT
Police have identified the 14-year-old boy killed Monday when the car he was riding in collided with a Wake County school bus.

It happened on Falls of Neuse Road at Harps Mill Road just before 5 p.m., when school bus number 745 made a left turn and was hit by a 2006 Kia headed north on Falls of Neuse.

Police say 14-year-old Jared Paul Williams of Raleigh was a passenger in the car and died of his injuries. Driver David Lawrence Asato, 16, of Franklinton, and passenger Nolan Mayo Lundberg, 15, of Raleigh, were taken to WakeMed for treatment where their injuries were described as non-life threatening. They are currently in fair condition.

No children were on the bus when the accident happened and the driver wasn't hurt.

The accident report estimates the Kia's speed at 60 miles-per-hour. The speed limit on the road in that area is 45.

It details that the car plowed into the back of the bus, essentially driving under its back tire, pushing the rear of the bus around and into a third vehicle stopped at the traffic light.

However, the police report doesn't say whether the bus driver had a green arrow or a green light. If it was an arrow, the car full of teenagers would have run a red light.

Police also say there shouldn't have been three kids in the car to began with, because the driver's license restricts him to having only one young passenger.

William's father says his son stayed after school Monday for a volleyball game. The teens decided to leave the campus and drive down the street to grab a bite to eat. The accident happened as they were making their way back to school.

He also says police told him the 16-year-old driver had his license for just 10 days when the accident happened.

So far, no charges have been filed.

Investigators are asking anyone who saw the collision happen or saw the involved vehicles immediately prior to the crash, to call officials at (919) 996-3350.

Meanwhile, a makeshift memorial has been set up at the spot where the crash happened. Williams' funeral is expected to take place on Friday.

Williams' was a freshman at Neuse Baptist Christian Academy, where he played soccer and hoped to join the basketball team this year.

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