Concord teenager killed in Saturday morning accident

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

CONCORD ó A 17-year-old Concord resident died early Saturday morning when he was thrown from the back seat of a 2003 PT Cruiser.
Brandon Mitchell Agnew died at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, according to Maj. Wendell Rummage of the Concord Police Department.
Agnew’s 16-year-old brother, Darius Lee Agnew, of Concord, was driving the car when it crashed at 3 a.m. on Zion Church Road near Webb Road.
Darius Agnew and a second passenger, Nicholas O’Brian Mitchell, 17, also of Concord and a cousin of the Agnews, were not seriously injured. They were treated at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast and released.
A preliminary investigation by the Concord department’s Traffic Safety Unit points to speed as the major reason the vehicle ran off the road, overturned and struck a utility pole and fence.
No charges had been filed Saturday, but the investigation is continuing.