An Alexander County teen is dead following an accident overnight near Taylorsville. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, 17 year old Cole Brett David Carson was killed in a crash reported around 10:45 pm Monday.
According to the accident report, Carson was the operator of a passenger vehicle traveling west on Jay Burke Road. The vehicle left the roadway at a high rate of speed and overturned numerous times after going down an embankment. A passenger was ejected from the vehicle and is listed in serious condition this morning at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem.
Carson was also ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at 2:52 am this morning. The Highway Patrol indicates that excessive speed was the cause of the mishap. The investigation is continuing, no other vehicle was involved.