16-year-old Pinecrest High School student killed in crash in Aberdeen

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Monday, October 31, 2022
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A 16-year-old Pinecrest High School student was killed in an early morning crash Saturday.

ABERDEEN, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 16-year-old Pinecrest High School student was killed in an early morning crash Saturday.

The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. on Roseland Road near Batchelor Farm Road in Aberdeen.

The teen identified as John De La Cruz,16, was pronounced dead at the scene.

De La Cruz was a student at Pinecrest High School.

A board of education member shared his condolences on social media:

"I am so saddened by the recent auto accident death of our Pinecrest High School student. I am equally saddened by all our students who lost their lives on our highways."

The principal of Pinecrest High School sent an email to parents and students stating there will be assistance through grieving process available for students and staff.