Weaverville Teen Struck and Killed Near Barnardsville
A Weaverville teen was killed after being hit by a vehicle on Barnardsville Highway early Sunday morning. The accident happened around 2 a.m. near the intersection of Creek Side Lane. Troopers say 15 year old Brieana Dial was walking near the edge of the road with her friend when they were both struck. Dial was pronounced dead at the scene. The 14 year old boy was taken to Mission Hospital and is listed in good condition. Friends and family have placed a memorial on the side of the road where the teen died. Authorities say they do not believe alcohol or speed was a factor in the collision. The accident is still under investigation.