Teen dies in accident along Blue Ridge Parkway
ARDEN, N.C. (AP) — A car accident along the Blue Ridge Parkway has killed one person.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that the crash Saturday night killed a 16-year-old girl from Cowpens, South Carolina.
The newspaper quotes from a National Park Service news release saying the girl died after being ejected from a car that went down an embankment near the French Broad Overlook.
The news release says a 21-year-old man was driving the car northbound and trying to pass another vehicle when he left the road in a curve and rolled 200 feet down the embankment. Speed is believed to be a factor.
The girl was a rear passenger in the vehicle.