North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirms Laura Guidoboni, 15, was killed when the SUV she was in rolled over and she was ejected. Another Kingston girl, Lauren Smolic, 16, was critically injured. Devin Rebello, 17, also of Kingston, was driving and has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.
A Kingston teenager was killed this morning when the SUV she was a passenger in rolled over on Interstate 95 in Lumberton, NC.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper W.E. Lane said Laura Guidoboni, 15, was found dead at the scene after being ejected. The single vehicle accident occurred around 4:40 a.m. Guidoboni, of 15 Old Orchard Lane, was a sophomore at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham.
Lauren Smolic, 16, also of Kingston, a junior at Silver Lake Regional High School, sustained critical injuries and was taken to Duke University Medical Center. Guidoboni and Smolic were the only passengers not wearing seatbelts.
Lane said the driver of the SUV, Devin Rebello, 17, of Kingston, and two other passengers told police they had been cut off by a tractor trailer just before the accident. Rebello, a senior at Silver Lake Regional High School, was driving 80 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone and over-corrected two times before the vehicle rolled over, according to Lane.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Freddy Johnson said Rebello has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and released. She will be summonsed to North Carolina deal with the charges, Johnson said. Rebello is the daughter of Kingston Police Chief Joseph Rebello.
Lane said the SUV was occupied by six people – five teenagers and an adult chaperone – returning from a trip to Key West, FL.
The chaperone, Mark Guidoboni, 49, of Kingston, Laura’s father, was in serious condition at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, Lane said.
Rebello and fellow passengers Jonathan Guidoboni, 17, of Kingston and Ryan Pittsley, 18, of Plympton received minor injuries.