Tragedy struck the affluent community of Mooresville, North Carolina, when Stella Grace Bright, the 16-year-old daughter of a prominent Lowe’s executive, lost her life in a devastating car crash. The incident occurred around 3:20 a.m. on a fateful Saturday near her family’s $2.6 million mansion in the vicinity of Lake Norman.
According to reports, Bright was behind the wheel of her two-seater 2014 Porsche 911 supercar, and she was allegedly speeding when the vehicle careened off the road, striking a tree and a rock landscaping wall. Despite wearing a seatbelt, Bright was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Her two friends, who were also in the car, sustained injuries and were promptly rushed to a local hospital; however, the extent of their injuries remains undisclosed.
One striking detail emerged from the investigation – one of Bright’s friends had been seated in the back section of the sports car, which lacked proper seating and seat belts, potentially exacerbating the severity of their injuries. Authorities have yet to confirm the precise speed at which Bright was traveling at the time of the accident, but they have identified speed as a contributing factor.
The tragedy unfolded less than two miles from the Bright family’s luxurious lake house. The ownership of the Porsche remains unclear, with speculation surrounding whether it was the teenager’s possession or her parents, Teresa and Chris Bright. Chris Bright is noted as the vice president of market delivery and final mile at Lowe’s, a major home improvement retail chain.
In the wake of Stella’s untimely death, her twin sister, Olivia, expressed her profound grief on social media, describing Stella as her “other half.” Friends and acquaintances of the teenager echoed this sentiment, remembering her as a “beautiful soul” who could always bring a smile to people’s faces, even in challenging situations.
Nikki Degroot, a close friend, took to Instagram to express her gratitude for having known Stella, while Jocelyn Carroll lamented the loss of the “best sister [she] never got to have.” The community mourns the loss of a young life filled with promise and a bright spirit that touched the hearts of those who knew her.
As authorities continue their investigation into the tragic accident, the Mooresville community and beyond are left grappling with the sorrowful loss of Stella Grace Bright, a young woman whose vibrant presence will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.