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John Beinkampen and Kimberly Nesslage Car Accident: 23-year-old Huntersville woman killed in Tuesday crash near East Rowan High School

Kimberly Nesslage Obituary News: 23-year-old Huntersville woman killed in Tuesday crash near East Rowan High School.

The N.C. State Highway Patrol released a statement on Wednesday identifying the deceased victim of the car accident that occurred on Tuesday near East Rowan High School.

The two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 52 at St. Lukes Church Road happened roughly 9:14 p.m. and claimed the life of Kimberly Anita Lynn Nesslage, 23, of Huntersville.

The Ford Mustang, which had two occupants, was involved in a single-vehicle collision on Wilcoy Road near the town of Rockwell in Rowan County. The highway patrol was initially notified of the incident.

After dispatching a trooper from nearby, the responding trooper saw the Mustang heading north on Red Road, which meets with Wilcoy Road, where the initial incident occurred, at 9:17 p.m.

The trooper ensued in a pursuit with the Mustang driver, who apparently lost control of his lane and repeatedly crossed the middle line of the road. The car allegedly made a right turn onto Crescent Road, veered off to the left side of the road, and then remerged in the proper lane.

In order to conduct a traffic stop, the responding trooper turned on the emergency lights and siren. The driver continued to speed away from the trooper without stopping, then turned left onto Hwy. 52. At that point, the Mustang driver allegedly started a pursuit, continuing north on Hwy. 52 at speeds above 100 mph.

The driver apparently tried to pass a Honda passenger car at the intersection of St. Lukes Church Road after traveling for about 1.5 miles, but the driver sideswiped the Honda, and then lost control of the vehicle and ran off the right side of the road, hitting a brick and concrete sign in front of East Rowan High School. One occupant was ejected from the car as it overturned, leaving the other inside the passenger cabin.

John Paul Beinkampen, 24, of Salisbury, was another occupant whose injuries were deemed “serious,” and he was taken to a nearby hospital.

During the event, neither troopers nor outside parties suffered any injuries. Finding out which passenger was behind the wheel of the car during the chase and the ensuing collision is still a task for investigators.