Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:21 PM EDT
Memorials stand at T.C. Roberson High School to honor three teens killed in Tuesday's crash on Brevard Road near the Ledbetter Road intersection. Classmates made banners in memory of 17-year-old Shawn Hutchison and 14-year-old Matt Strickland. Former T.C. Roberson student, 18-year-old David Hutchison, also died.T.C. Roberson High Principal Amy Rhoney says grief counselors will remain on standby for students and faculty as long as needed.Officials on the scene the black Volvo hydroplaned, sliding into the opposite lane, and slammed into a container truck. A witness told officials the semi truck then dragged the car about 100 feet into an embankment. All three teens were killed on impact. The driver of the truck, 53-year-old Anthony Carland of Mills River, was taken to Mission Hospital with minor injuries. He is not expected to be charged in the crash.Troopers say speed was a factor in the crash, however alcohol is not suspected. Eblen Charities has set up a fund to cover funeral expenses of all three teens. Persons wishing to donate can do so online at the Eblen Charities website, or by sending a check made out to Eblen Charities with "Strickland/Hutchison" in the memo line to: Eblen Charities 50 Westgate Parkway,Asheville, NC 28806. Checks can also be dropped off at the T.C. Roberson High School main office.
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