Moore teen killed in crash

MOORE COUNTY According to authorities, the crash happened on Dowd Road near the Beulah Church Road intersection around 10 a.m.

A motorist told authorities it appeared as if the white Honda went off the road after entering a sharp right turn and then hit a tree. The car landed in Big Juniper Creek.

Jennifer Benson, 17, died in the wreck and was the only person in the car. She was a junior at Pinecrest High School.

Pincrest High School is still mourning the loss of assistant principal Abigail Baughn. Monday deputies charged her husband, 38-year-old Randy Baughn, with her murder.

According to the Southern Pines Pilot, a call was sent out to members of the Pinecrest community informing them of Benson's death.

The North Carolina High Patrol is investigating.

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