Austin Ryan Davis and Aiden Daniel Humphries Died in double-fatal police pursuit crash

Two teenagers were killed in a late-night wreck following a police pursuit in Rowan County, authorities confirmed.

The deadly accident happened at 10:52 p.m. Thursday, June 8, near Back Creek Church Road.

NC Highway Patrol said Mooresville Police were pursuing two teens in a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck on NC 801, near Back Creek Church Road.

Authorities said the truck was traveling at excessive speeds, going 75 mph in a 45 mph zone, on Oakridge Farm Highway when Mooresville Police tried to pull over the vehicle.

The truck reportedly refused to stop and fled on NC 801, initiating a pursuit, police said.

During the chase, the driver of the Chevrolet truck lost control, traveled off the road on the right, overturned, and struck a utility pole, NC troopers said. Emergency personnel confirm both teenagers that were in the truck were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The two teens have been identified as Austin Ryan Davis, 18, of Huntersville, and Aiden Daniel Humphries, 16, of Huntersville, NC Highway Patrol confirmed.

Three main powerlines had come down during the crash. Firefighters couldn’t approach the vehicle until Duke Energy crews arrived to cut the power off, authorities said.

“Based on initial investigation, alcohol appears to be a contributing factor to the incident,” Mooresville authorities said to Queen City News on Friday.

The crash scene was cleared at 2:30 a.m. Friday. North Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate and has requested assistance from ALE.

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