A 14-year-old girl died in a wreck Monday afternoon when she was ejected from an SUV that flipped several times after her brother lost control, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
Dayron Warren, a senior at Rocky River High School, was driving a Honda Passport on Camp Stewart Road in east Charlotte about 2:30 p.m. when he hit a curb, slid sideways and flipped his SUV several times, according to a police report.
Tierra Warren, a freshman at Rocky River, was in the front passenger seat and was ejected from the vehicle.
Emergency crews at the scene transported Tierra to Carolinas Medical Center-University, where she was pronounced dead.
Dayron was also thrown from the vehicle and is in the hospital in serious condition. Two other teens in the vehicle suffered minor injuries, police said. All three boys are members of the school’s football team.
Police said they were driving home from school, and none of the teens were wearing a seatbelt.
Warren was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and reckless driving.
Classmates at Rocky River described Tierra as quiet and kind.
Grief counselors were available to speak with students Tuesday, and a moment of silence was held when classes started.
The school will likely hold a vigil for Tierra but will allow the student body to decide as a group what to do, according to the principal.