Teenager killed in Pender Co. wreck

A teenaged girl was killed Thursday morning in a car accident in Pender County.  It happened around 6:30am on Highway 210 in Rocky Point less than one mile from Heide Trask High School.
Troopers say 18-year-old Jennifer Chadwick of Rocky Point was traveling east in a white Honda Civic.  Troopers say she passed a car, and when she tried to merge back over, she lost control of her vehicle, ran into a ditch and flipped.

Authorities are not sure exactly what caused the accident butbelieve Chadwick was driving faster than the posted 55 mile-per-hour speed limit.

Part of Highway 210 was closed to traffic for more than an hour, but it has since opened up.

Reported by Sara Straeten</P