2 teens killed in crash in Transylvania Co.

TRANSYLVANIA, NC (WSPA) – Two teens are dead after a crash in Transylvania County on Sunday night.

The N.C. Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 7:28 p.m. on Tanasee Gap Road.

A pickup truck came to a right hand curve, went left of center of the roadway and over corrected. The truck came back on the road and overturned on its side.

Troopers say there were five people in truck. Two were in the cab and three were in the bed of the truck.

Two passengers were killed in the crash. They were identified as Cole Robert Owen and Austin Lee Rhoden. Both were 15 years old. Troopers say Owen was a passenger was in the truck and not wearing a seat belt. Rhoden was in the bed of the pickup truck.

The driver and other passengers were taken to the hospital.

We don’t know their conditions.

Troopers say charges are pending further investigation.

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