14-year-old passenger killed, brother injured
by Mike Parks
Paulo Pappa, 14, was killed Tuesday, May 17, when the car he was a passenger in collided with an oncoming vehicle on a wet Waxhaw road.
According to WBTV.com, Union County Weekly’s news partner, North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers say Alexander Pappa, Paulo’s 17-year-old brother, may have been driving too fast on the rain-soaked New Town Road but not speeding when he lost control of the vehicle and drove into the oncoming SUV. Paulo Pappa, a student at Cuthbertson High School, was in the passenger side of his brother’s vehicle, according to WBTV, which took the majority of the impact in the wreck.
A person answering calls at Carolinas Medical Center-Main, where Alexander Pappa was transported, said someone by that name was treated and released from the hospital, but she could not confirm if it was the Alexander Pappa involved in Tuesday’s wreck.