Teen charged in deadly Camden County crash

Posted at 12:26 AM, Nov 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-21 00:28:43-05

An 18-year- old is charged in a Camden County crash that killed two other teens and sent a third to the hospital.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol charged Demetre Brooks with a misdemeanor, accusing him of causing the crash that killed two teens.

Four teens were inside when it crashed on November 3rd.

Officials say Brooks was heading towards Elizabeth City on Highway 158 when he drifted into the wrong lane, and then over corrected.

Brooks' car hit a Chevy Suburban and three of the teens in Brooks' car were thrown outside.

Denzel Hicks and Jeremey McPherson died.

Jeremy's older brother Stephen, and the driver, Brooks, survived the crash.

All four were students at Camden County High School.

After one of the funerals, there was another fatal crash. Adelyn Houtz' was driving away from the funeral service when her car sideswiped another car and then crashed into a third on highway 343.

Two passengers in the second crash survived with serious injuries.