17-year-old driver, 3 other teenagers killed in Johnston County crash on I-95

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Monday, January 22, 2024
17-year-old driver, 3 others teens die in Johnston County I-95 crash
The vehicle was clocked on radar going 104 mph before losing control on an exit ramp.

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 17-year-old driver and three teenage passengers died in a crash on Interstate 95 in Johnston County overnight.

At 2:39 a.m., a member of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol saw a Kia Soul speeding down the highway. The trooper's radar clocked the car traveling at a speed of 104 mph.

The trooper tried to catch up to the speeding vehicle but lost sight of it. That's when investigators say the car used exit ramp 93, ran off the road, and hit several trees. The driver and front-seat passenger were trapped inside while the back-seat passengers were thrown from the vehicle. All four died as a result of the crash.

The driver has been identified as 17-year-old, Alan Lee Lockamy, of Archer Lodge. On Monday afternoon, the other victims were identified. Freddy Seras, 17, of Clayton, was riding in the front passenger seat. The back-seat passengers were Christopher Wayne Jackson, 17, of Smithfield, and Semaj Lejai Williams, of Smithfield, who would have turned 16 in four days.

All four occupants were current or former Smithfield-Selma High School students.

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The exit was closed for part of the morning commute.