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Two teens were in the back seat. Donterious Thompson, 18, of 2304 Bethhaven Church Road, Denver, was sitting on the left-hand side.
Haley Shay Campbell, 17, of 4716 Ashley Lane, Denver, was sitting on the right-hand side.
Campbell and Thompson were both seriously injured and transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincolnton. Campbell later died at the hospital.
No one else was injured in the crash, the highway patrol said.
Sgt. B.K. Sharpe with the North Carolina Highway Patrol told WBTV.com the Honda was traveling east on Highway 150.
A Ford Sport utility vehicle stopped in the road due to traffic which had slowed down in advance of the truck. It is unclear what cause the traffic to slow down. The driver was the only person in the Ford Sport utility vehicle and was not injured.
The Honda hit the back left-quarter of the stopped Ford Sport utility vehicle.
Sgt. Sharpe said the Honda then spun around into the opposite lane and side-swiped a large utility truck. The person in the utility truck was not injured.
The impact of the collision occurred on the back of the Honda where Campbell was sitting.
Sgt. Sharpe said Cannon will be charged with Misdemeanor Death by Motor Vehicle by Failing to Reduce Speed.
Cannon was going about 55 miles-per-hour, and the posted speed limit in this area is 55 mph.
According to Sgt. Sharpe, the highway patrol's report said "inattention" was one of the contributing factors to the crash.
WBTV.com asked if Cannon could have possibly been on a cell phone talking, and Sgt. Sharpe said this is not likely.
If the teen had been on a cell phone, Sgt. Sharpe said the report would have had a special code to indicate a cell phone was being used at the time.
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