Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Speed Blamed In Crash That Killed West Johnston Student

State Trooper D.B. Finch investigates a fatal accident involving West Johnston High student Lugman "Luke" Boyd, Sunday evening on Sanders Road. Homeowner Wayne Barbour watches from his front porch. Photo by Carter Rabil

A West Johnston High student died in a high speed car crash Sunday night. The victim, Luqman "Luke" Izzudeen Boyd, 16, of Willow Springs was traveling at an estimated speed of 75mph, the NC Highway Patrol said, when he ran off Sanders Road , and overturned several times in his 2000 Saturn passenger car. Boyd was ejected. He died a short time after arriving at the hospital. Sgt. Clark White said Boyd, who was a junior at West Johnston, was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the single car accident. Grief counselors were on hand at West Johnston on Monday to talk with students after the announcement of his death was made during homeroom. Boyd was described as a well-liked and popular student. In August 2006, two West Johnston students died in an accident on Raleigh Road . Earlier this month, on April 5, a Princeton High student was killed in a crash on Highway 70.


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