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UPDATE: Jonathan Leonard, Kayleigh Campbell Killed in Car Accident in Lexington, North Carolina

LEXINGTON, NC — Jonathan Leonard and Kayligh Campbell were killed in a major accident that happened in Lexington, North Carolina on Monday, November 24th, 2014. The news article from WFMY said that the accident happened around 3:45 Monday afternoon.

18-year-old Jonathan Leonard and 15-year-old Kayleigh Campbell were killed when they car they were a passenger in crashed for reasons currently under investigation while driving on City Lake Road. Authorities have said that they believe the vehicle drove off the road before it rolled into a nearby wooded patch.

Both Leonard and Campbell died in the accident. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 16-year-old Jordan Deal, who was hurt in the crash.

Deal currently faces charges in connection with the accident.

The investigation into the accident is currently ongoing at this time.

Scene of the Accident


Considering these were young kids, and they were in the same car, chances are they probably knew each other and were friends, so the proceedings after the accident can be difficult to say the least. But one thing I’ve seen needs to be addressed. Considering the driver only had a provisional license, I’m kind of curious who allowed him to drive a car without a parent. This could be a case of negligent instrument, and the vehicle’s owner, or whoever threw him the keys could also bear some liability in the accident, but again, it all depends on the terms of North Carolina’s provisional licenses and how the details solidify through investigation.

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