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3 NC teens in fatal crash were going 129 mph, troopers say

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Austin Flowers, the driver of the car. (Source: WRAL) Austin Flowers, the driver of the car. (Source: WRAL)

WAKE FOREST, NC (WRAL/WBTV) -  The funeral for three teen boys killed in a car wreck Sunday was held this week and authorities revealed that the driver was  was going 129 mph before the crash and 90 mph on impact with a tree, WRAL reported.

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The three teenagers were killed and another was critically injured in a car wreck near Raleigh after a church event Sunday night, WRAL reported. 

The teens were in a Dodge Challenger at about 8:45 pm when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree, NC Highway Patrol Sgt. Kevin Shallington told WRAL. 

Austin Leonard Flowers, 16, was the driver, who was killed, along with front passenger Lane Meyer, 16, and Matt Speight, 17, of Raleigh who was sitting behind the driver, Shallington told WRAL. 

The funeral for all three was held on Thursday in the Raleigh area.

Speed was to blame and everyone was wearing their seatbelts in the wreck at Old Pearce and Zebulon roads near Wake Forest, Shallington said. 

Speight was set to graduate this week and would have turned 18 on Friday, WRAL reported.

The teens were headed home after an event at Rolesville Baptist Church, authorities said. All four attended Wake Forest-Rolesville High School.

Brenden Pearce, 16, of Wake Forest, was airlifted to WakeMed in critical condition, WRAL reported. Pearce has since improved and is in good condition, WRAL reported.

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