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Police: Woman killed after teen driver fails to stop at intersection

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A woman died Friday morning when a teenage driver failed to stop at a Stanly County intersection where the traffic lights were malfunctioning.

Jennifer Fesperman, 32, was pronounced dead, according to the Albemarle Police Department.

The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 27 and 52 in Albemarle around 4:15 a.m. Friday morning.

According to investigators, a tractor trailer driven by Larry McIntire of Sanford was driving westbound and a minivan driven by Jessica Fesperman, 17, was traveling southbound on 52.

Officials say the lights at the intersection were flashing when the two vehicles collided.

"Chills went over me. I couldn't believe it," said the Fesperman's next door neighbor Betty Tutherow.

Fesperman had 4 four passengers in her vehicle, including Jennifer, who died.

47-year-old Kenneth Fesperman, 14-year-old Jordan Fesperman and 11-year-old Phillip Fesperman were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem for treatment.

McIntire was not injured.

Witnesses tell WBTV the family is from Rockwell and was on the way to the beach for a vacation. 

The investigation is ongoing. No word yet on charges.

"It's going to be sad. I just don't know what's going to happen. I'm sure the Lord will look after them," Tutherow said.

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