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Charges Filed After Two Teens Die In Wreck


Last updated 6/21/2017 at 8:31pm

Charges have been filed on the driver of the truck that wrecked Sunday in Balsam Grove, resulting in the death of two teens.

Landon Cole Shipman, 19, has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by vehicle, exceeding the posted speed limit and a child restrain violation, according to Sgt. Chris Goodson with the N.C. Highway Patrol

Cole Robert Owen, 15, and Austin Lee Rhoden, 15, both died after the 1994 Toyota Tacoma truck they were in overturned around 7:30 p.m. on Tanassee Gap Road, according to Goodson.

Owen was in the passenger seat, while Rhoden was one of three in the tru...

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