According to the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Highway Patrol, a teenager was killed in Alamance County in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.
Highway Patrol officers made their way to Snow Camp just before 1:20 a.m. the morning of January 1 to investigate a single-car accident near Snow Camp Road and Clark Road, adjacent to a nearby solar facility, Snow Camp Solar.
Authorities confirm that a 16-year-old male, Leonardo Jubar Escalera, was killed when his vehicle veered violently to the right off Snow Camp Road and struck a stop sign, power pole, and a tree.
The Highway Patrol indicated that speed was a factor in the accident, and that Escalera was not wearing a seat belt at the time of impact. There were no other vehicles involved in the accident, and Escalera was the lone individual in the car.