DUNN, NC - DUNN, NC (WBTV/WRAL) - The classmate of a teenage girl who died after the SUV they were in slammed into a Walmart has been indicted, police told WRAL-TV.
The incident happened June 4 when the girl – a student at Triton High School -- and a male teen student from the same school were arguing in the SUV after getting gas at the Walmart, police said.
The SUV, which had gotten fuel at a Murphy Gas station in the parking lot, accelerated and hit two cars before it flipped several times and hit the front of the Walmart, police told WRAL.
The girl, Ashley Moore, 16, died in the wreck and had to be cut from the SUV. She was a junior at the school.
The male student, Dillon Tart, 18, was airlifted to WakeMed and was later released. WRAL-TV reported Monday that Tart was indicted in the death on a second-degree murder charge.
WRAL also reported that Tart was expected to surrender to Dunn police by Monday evening.
When the wreck happened, a person inside the Walmart told WRAL-TV the sound of the collision was extremely loud.
"It sounded like a bomb had gone off," Ron Robinson, who was inside the store at the time, told WRAL. "I heard glass breaking."
Robinson ran outside to help the teens, who were trapped in the SUV.
No one else was injured in the wreck. Police said that they were trying to determine how fast the SUV was being driven at the time of the wreck.
They also said that they case was being investigated as a domestic situation or medical condition.
The store was damaged, but remained open, authorities said.