Wreck hospitalizes Piedmont student

Feb. 08, 2013 @ 07:35 PM

A collision involving two Piedmont High School students left one hospitalized Friday morning.

Jaden Tareke Funderburk, 16, of 4006 Chatterleigh Dr. was driving a 2003 Nissan Altima east on Unionville-Indian Trail Road a few minutes before 8 a.m. Also in the Altima was his sister, 12-year-old Kamryn Noelle Funderburk.

According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, Funderburk lost control of his car on a curve and lost control. He overcorrected and crossed the center line into the path of a 2008 Ford Heavy Duty pickup truck. It was driven by another Parkwood High student, Kaleby Austin Little, 16, of New Salem Road in Marshville.

“In this case, everyone was wearing their seatbelt, which probably kept this accident from turning into a fatal,” N.C. Highway Patrol First Sgt. Mark Leach said.

All three were treated for injuries. Little and Kamryn Funderburk were treated and released, Leach said. Jaden Funderburk had a broken neck, but there was no nerve damage, Leach said.

Funderburk was charged with driving left of center, he said.