Rocky Mount High School student Tiara Hinton killed in crash on U.S. Highway 64

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Rocky Mount High School senior was killed in a car crash Sunday.

It happened around 2:45 p.m. on U.S. Highway 64 east near mile marker 467.

Two vehicles were involved. Seventeen-year-old Tiara Hinton was in a 2005 Chevy Impala with three other people.

The three other passengers - all fellow Rocky Mount High School student athletes - were taken to Nash Healthcare Systems for minor injuries, but Hinton was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one was hurt in the second vehicle - a 2005 Toyota Tacoma.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Police said speed was a contributing factor. They have not said who was driving the Impala.

Hinton was a member of the varsity volleyball, basketball, and track and field teams.

"Our hearts go out to the family," said Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson.

Family members say a funeral service for Hinton will start at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rocky Mount High School.

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