Lenoir teen charged in connection wit...

Lenoir teen charged in connection with racing death

There are 60 comments on the WCNC story from Mar 6, 2006, titled Lenoir teen charged in connection with racing death. In it, WCNC reports that:

A Lenior teen was charged Monday in the death of another teen who died in a wreck that occurred while the two raced, authorities said.

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cowabungadood

Moore, SC

#1 Mar 7, 2006
It saddens me that someone lost his life like this, but the only thing that it would have taken to prevent this incident is good judgement. We all have choices to make in life, it is all about personal responsibility and accountability. If I make the choice to put my foot on the gas and race with someone, then I am smart enough to know that the end result could very well be either my own death or the death of the person I am racing with. Either of these boys could have used that type of judgement and none of this would have happened. It takes TWO to race.
Concerned

Morganton, NC

#2 Mar 7, 2006
Saddly, good judgement does not always prevail. You would think that a 19 year old would have far more maturity than a 16 year old tho. Who knows what goes on in teenagers minds these days. They are not taught respect or responsibility, toward themselves or others. Teaching these two most important things to our children would do a lot to get them safely thru the difficult years ahead of them. Giving them a car and unlimited freedom and no rules sets them up for just this sort of tragedy!
MotherOf3Boys

New York, NY

#3 Mar 7, 2006
Unfortunately, the majority of teenagers don't have the maturity to think through the consequences of a bad decision. Let us all remember that they are NOT adults, they are children. We, as parents, must teach and reinforce the necessity of making good decisions. However, as much as we want to think that they are hearing us, they too often get "caught up in the moment" and don't take the time to consider consequences for their actions. There was no decision, good or bad, made here. This was an instantaneous impulsive reaction which resulted in a tragedy for two families. As a mother of three boys (29,24,15), my heart goes out to these parents. My prayers will be with them as they work through this horrific time in their lives. God bless these families.
Pray for the Kids

Atlanta, GA

#4 Mar 7, 2006
It is very sad that anyones life was taken in a stupid accident like this. As for the driver charged I am sorry to say but I know him,this young man has a problem with everyone he comes in contact with.On numerous occasions he has been told he shouldnt be driving like a mad man,yes he has done this before (drag racing).He also has a problem with smoking pot,whether he was that day or not he has been cited for it in the past.But i guess what makes me the maddest is his bragging to people after the accident saying "yeah we drag race and theres nothing they can do to stop us" This was told to me by a reliable person who was there at that accident.I will pray for all the families involved and hopefully Brian will change before he kills himself or someone else...
GraniteFalls3

Greer, SC

#5 Mar 7, 2006
I resent some of your comments, you can teach respect and responsibilty until you are blue in the face, but that does not guarantee your child to go safely into adulthood. and who said that Adam, or any teenager had unlimited freedom and no rules. My guess is that most teenagers have rules given to them from their parents, but how many actually follow all of them all of the time? Teenagers need some freedom to learn. They are growing up and you can't protect them 24/7. Sadly Adam made a bad choice and paid for it. Street racing is a major problem with our teens today. I have heard that some teens make more money street racing on the weekends in Hickory than some adults make working 40 hr/wk. I feel your comments were a slap in the face to Adam's parents, who are fine upstanding citizens of Lenoir, critizing how they raised their son. I am sure that they taught Adam respect and to be responsible, but he was 16 years old. We all made stupid mistakes at that age, he just paid for his dearly.
Concerned wrote:
Saddly, good judgement does not always prevail. You would think that a 19 year old would have far more maturity than a 16 year old tho. Who knows what goes on in teenagers minds these days. They are not taught respect or responsibility, toward themselves or others. Teaching these two most important things to our children would do a lot to get them safely thru the difficult years ahead of them. Giving them a car and unlimited freedom and no rules sets them up for just this sort of tragedy!
housewife

Moore, SC

#6 Mar 7, 2006
GraniteFalls3 wrote:
Street racing is a major problem with our teens today. I have heard that some teens make more money street racing on the weekends in Hickory than some adults make working 40 hr/wk. <quoted text>
This scares the *#$@ out of me! I have young kids who are in the car with me. Its not something I think about very often but now I very likely will. Especially with a husband in sales who will be on the road in Hickory every day.
DME

Wilkesboro, NC

#7 Mar 7, 2006
Brian Overton is not a BAD kid, he is just another one that has got lost out to the world, like so many others. You see, I too know Brian. He was in the youth group, in which I am director of, and I shared a lot of time with Brian, telling him of Jesus, and His mercy and grace. So I know that there is a seed planted in that heart. And speaking of that heart....
DME

Wilkesboro, NC

#8 Mar 7, 2006
Brian tries so hard to act as if he don't care about anything or anyone, but it's all show. I've seen the real Brian. I know that this wreck, and the loss of Adam, is eating Brian alive on the inside. He brags about this and he brags about that, but again it's all show. WHY??? I don't know, and I don't know anyone that does, but God above, but I do know that if you love Brian, and show him that you do, and give to him true friendship in Christ, you cannot find a sweeter child.
DME

Wilkesboro, NC

#9 Mar 7, 2006
Please Pray for the Lacky family as they try to face life without their precious son. And pray for the Overton family as they travel down this rocky road with their precious son. And pray for Brian that he will seek the Love that Calvery has to offer, through Jesus the Lord of Lord's and King of King's. And through Him, the wisdom to make better choices in the future.
Trial Lawyer

Atlanta, GA

#10 Mar 7, 2006
I too know Brian.For awhile now Brians mom & dad have gotten their son out of trouble.Brian has been charged with simple possesion of drugs to numerous speeding tickets. While Adam Lackey lay dying on Thursday morning,Brian was telling people that they have dragged raced forever and there is nothing the police can do about it.On Saturday while Adams parents were planning his funeral,Brain was telling people that he needs to get his car fixed and re-painted to red.Brian has really showed remorse,hasnt he???? Brian will now learn a hard lesson in life,you play -you pay.I do feel so sorry this accident ever happened,but now the only person,who must pay is Brian,Adam paid a higher price for his part.
FamilyMember1

Charlotte, NC

#11 Mar 8, 2006
To those of you that speak of Adam or his family in vain, SHAME ON YOU! We all make bad decisions, and will continue to do so until our last days on this earth. Adam was a good kid, with a great heart! Just ask anyone that REALLY knew him. He made a bad decision, but that decision was influenced by peer pressure. If you don't remember how hard peer pressure was to overcome, just wait until you have a child. OR, think back to all the things you did growing up, that you didn't want your parents to find out about. Yes, I am a cousin of Adam's, so I am a little biased, but I also know if it was your family member that died, you would feel the same way of someone speaking harshly about them. May God give the Lackey's strength... I love you Adam!
inquiring mind

West Monroe, LA

#12 Mar 8, 2006
GraniteFalls3 wrote:
I resent some of your comments, you can teach respect and responsibilty until you are blue in the face, but that does not guarantee your child to go safely into adulthood. and who said that Adam, or any teenager had unlimited freedom and no rules. My guess is that most teenagers have rules given to them from their parents, but how many actually follow all of them all of the time? Teenagers need some freedom to learn. They are growing up and you can't protect them 24/7. Sadly Adam made a bad choice and paid for it. Street racing is a major problem with our teens today. I have heard that some teens make more money street racing on the weekends in Hickory than some adults make working 40 hr/wk. I feel your comments were a slap in the face to Adam's parents, who are fine upstanding citizens of Lenoir, critizing how they raised their son. I am sure that they taught Adam respect and to be responsible, but he was 16 years old. We all made stupid mistakes at that age, he just paid for his dearly.

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I agree with you. I have children myself. I took them to church, taught them to respect themselves, and others. I tried everything I knew to teach them responsibility and accountability. One of my sons starting running with the wrong crowd. He did EVERYTHING I never thought he would. For several years, everytime the phone would ring (if he wasn't home), I would think he had been killed in an accident, or was in jail. Thankfully, today he is no longer running with the wrong crowd. He has settled down, and is now trying to straighten out the mess he made of his life. Even when parents do everything they can, sometimes children rebel.
DME

Wilkesboro, NC

#13 Mar 8, 2006
inquiring mind wrote:
<quoted text>

I agree with you. I have children myself. I took them to church, taught them to respect themselves, and others. I tried everything I knew to teach them responsibility and accountability. One of my sons starting running with the wrong crowd. He did EVERYTHING I never thought he would. For several years, everytime the phone would ring (if he wasn't home), I would think he had been killed in an accident, or was in jail. Thankfully, today he is no longer running with the wrong crowd. He has settled down, and is now trying to straighten out the mess he made of his life. Even when parents do everything they can, sometimes children rebel.
You are absolutely correct, and we as a community need to stand behind these parents, and young people in prayer. God is in control, an we as humans, as hard as it is to understand something this tragic, must remember that, and pray that His will, will be done, and that His mercy and grace will be a comfort to those in need, at this sad, sad time. The last thing anyone needs to be doing is pointing fingers. All of us know what happened, and what will be will be, but let us all know that GOD REIGNS, and He still controls all things. Let us just join together in prayer that those who are making decisions here seek His wisdom.
cowabungadood

Moore, SC

#14 Mar 8, 2006
I started thinking about my first remark, and have came to realize a couple things...Children learn by example.
There is not much difference in street racing by teenagers than adults who won't obey the speed limit and tail gate. I now have to appologize for my first remark, seeing as it is true that we DO learn from our examples.
I am truly sorry for both of these families and the misfortune that has visited both of them.
taxpayer

Creedmoor, NC

#15 Mar 10, 2006
Trial Lawyer wrote:
I too know Brian.For awhile now Brians mom & dad have gotten their son out of trouble.Brian has been charged with simple possesion of drugs to numerous speeding tickets. While Adam Lackey lay dying on Thursday morning,Brian was telling people that they have dragged raced forever and there is nothing the police can do about it.On Saturday while Adams parents were planning his funeral,Brain was telling people that he needs to get his car fixed and re-painted to red.Brian has really showed remorse,hasnt he???? Brian will now learn a hard lesson in life,you play -you pay.I do feel so sorry this accident ever happened,but now the only person,who must pay is Brian,Adam paid a higher price for his part.
If Brian didn't tell YOU ABOUT THIS...SHUT-UP!
Concerned

Morganton, NC

#16 Mar 10, 2006
taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>If Brian didn't tell YOU ABOUT THIS...SHUT-UP!
Someone hit a nerve?
harrisfan

Newark, NJ

#17 Mar 10, 2006
anyone besides me see that dr. phil show about the parent who had put a tracking device of somekind in the teenagers car to track where he had been and how fast he had gone in the car. I think that this should be used more frequently. If we care about our young people then we need to do whatever it takes to keep them safe. If it means invading their privacy so be it. I would rather have my son pissed off at me, than to be dead.
DME

Wilkesboro, NC

#18 Mar 10, 2006
taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>If Brian didn't tell YOU ABOUT THIS...SHUT-UP!
Thank You, Taxpayer!!!
taxpayer

Creedmoor, NC

#19 Mar 10, 2006
Concerned wrote:
<quoted text>

Someone hit a nerve?
No nerve hit, just stating if you don't know something for a fact...LEAVE IT ALONE!!! This he said,she said stuff is for the birds.
The Inquier

Decatur, GA

#20 Mar 10, 2006
taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>No nerve hit, just stating if you don't know something for a fact...LEAVE IT ALONE!!! This he said,she said stuff is for the birds.
I know for a FACT that Brian has been charged before for simple possesion of DRUGS,I know for a FACT he has been cited for careless and reckless driving,I know for FACT Brian has been charged with speeding.I know for a FACT Brian told people on the scene of the accident "we have raced before and we will continue to race,theres nothing to stop us" and that he gave the bird to the news camera on that day.So there those are true FACTS,now lets see if he will show some real remorse or will he just be the way he is.By the way anyone wanting to check these facts can go to the county and see anyones criminal records.

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