The daughter of a senior executive at Lowe's was killed and two friends were injured when she crashed her Porsche into a tree near her family's $2.6 million North Carolina mansion, according to police.
The Charlotte Observer reported that Stella Grace Bright was speeding when her two-seater 2014 Porsche 911 supercar shot off the road in Mooresville, near Lake Norman, at 3:20 a.m. on Saturday, striking a tree and a rock landscaping wall, as The New York Post reported.
According to police, Bright was pronounced dead at the scene, whereas her two companions were rushed to the hospital with unknown injuries.
Cops added that one of Bright's friends was sitting in the back of the sports vehicle, which is not equipped for passengers and lacks seat belts. At the time, both Bright and her front-seat occupant were wearing seat belts.
Investigators have not yet disclosed how quickly they believe Bright was driving at the time of the crash, but they have stated that speed played a role.
The fatal accident happened less than two miles from the Bright family's $2.6 million lake house, the Daily Mail reported.
It was initially unclear whether the adolescent or her parents, Teresa and Chris Bright, owned the Porsche, which has a price range between $60,000 and $120,000 and can reach speeds approaching 200 miles per hour.
According to his LinkedIn profile, the teen's father is the vice president of market delivery and final mile at Lowe's.
Olivia, Bright's twin sister, was among those who paid tribute following her shocking demise, writing on social media that Bright was her "other half."
“I don’t know how I’m going to live another day without you u meant the world to me and still do. You didn’t deserve to go this soon you really didn’t,” Olivia wrote. “I won’t stop thinking about you and I know you want me to be happy so I’m going to try to be happy just for you.”
Meanwhile, a friend described the teen as a “beautiful soul” and another tribute called her someone who would always “make people smile in an awkward situation.”
“There are absolutely no words to describe how much you were loved and how we are all going to miss you so so so much,” friend Nikki Degroot posted on Instagram.
“I can’t even begin to describe with words how grateful I am to have met you and to be apart of your life. You are so amazing and caring ad [sic] kind and talented and you had such a beautiful soul,” the deceased friend, Jocelyn Carroll, added.
“You always know how to put a smile on anyone’s face… you were the bestest sister I never got to have and I miss you so much. I’m so sorry I never got to say goodbye.”