Stella Grace Bright, the 16 year old daughter of a senior Lowe’s executive died early Saturday after plowing her Porsche supercar into a tree – allegedly while speeding.
Details of what happened
Stella Grace Bright was allegedly speeding when her two-seater 2014 Porsche 911 supercar flew off the road in Mooresville, near Lake Norman, at 3.20 a.m. Saturday — striking the tree and a rock landscaping wall, the Charlotte Observer reported.
Bright was pronounced dead at the scene, while her two friends were rushed to a hospital with unknown injuries, police said.
One of Bright’s friends had been sitting in the back section of the sports car, which isn’t equipped for passengers and has no seat belts, cops added.
Both Bright and her front seat passenger were wearing seat belts at the time.
Investigators haven’t yet disclosed how fast they believe Bright was driving at the time, but said speed was a factor.
The fatal wreck happened less than two miles from the Bright family’s $2.6 million lake house, The Daily Mail reported.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the Porsche — which retails anywhere from $60,000 to $120,000 and can reach speeds approaching 200 miles per hour — was owned by the teen, or if it belonged to her parents, Teresa and Chris Bright.
The teen’s father is the Vice President of Market Delivery & Final Mile at Lowe’s, according to his LinkedIn.
Bright’s twin sister, Olivia, was among those to pay tribute in the wake of her shock death, posting on social media that the teen 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.