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Teen dies in accident along Blue Ridge Parkway

September 3, 2018

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.

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