LOUISBURG, NC (WNCN) — As funeral plans have been made for a Franklin County teen, another teen student who survived a deadly crash is continuing to recover.
The single-vehicle wreck happened around 1:45 a.m. Saturday along Hodges Road near the town of Franklinton, officials say.
A pickup truck driven by Perry Jackson Frazier, age 18, of Louisburg, veered off the road and hit a tree, while traveling at a high rate of speed, NC Troopers say.
Frazier, who went by “Jackson” and was a 2015 of Franklinton High School, died at the scene, according to officials.
A 19-year-old male passenger — who is a senior at Franklinton High School — was critically injured and is being treated at Wake Med.
Dozens of friends and students showed up Saturday at the high school, which opened the media center as a place for students to gather and pray — and grieve.
Now, the passenger is continuing to recover at Wake Med. Students and friends are Tweeting about him with the hastag of #PrayforDustin.
On Sunday, some of those messages mentioned the teen was showing some signs of improvement in the hospital and a GoFundMe page was launched for the recovering student, who was identified on the fundraising site as Dustin Garriss.
Meanwhile, funeral plans for Jackson were released on Sunday.
A funeral service for Jackson will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Flat Rock Baptist Church with Rev. Gary McNair officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Bright Funeral Home of Wake Forest is assisting the family.
The GoFundMe page is called “Franklinton Strong”