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2-year-old killed after running into traffic

Posted November 22, 2010
Updated November 23, 2010

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— A 2-year-old was killed Monday evening when the child ran across a rural Franklin County road into oncoming traffic, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said.

The wreck happened shortly after 6 p.m. at Mays Crossroads Road near Hill Road near Youngsville. Investigators said the driver was going south on Mays Crossroads Road and that she did not have time to react before hitting the child.

The woman told troopers that she stopped, but later drove to a gas station five miles away and called 911 after the child's family became hostile, the Highway Patrol said.

No charges are expected in the case.


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  • turbonetic1 Dec 3, 2010

    First of all....who said they let their baby play in the road? I know the Family and they were moving when this horrific accident happened. They were getting the last of their belongings into the car to head to the new house they purchased, and didn't realize the baby got into the road and that's when they heard the bang....They didn't become hostile they became frantic to find their baby dead, headless and nude from the impact. When they yelled to the driver that she killed their baby she drove away..the father tried to pursue her in his vehicle to get license tag # but he couldn't even catch up with her. Yes it was an accident..but I feel that if your child was struck by a car you will not react calm or give the person a hug or handshake,So I as a father understand the families reaction especialy when to their horific surprise their baby had no head because it was in the grill of the ladies car for 5miles b4 she stopped and the police recovered it!

  • chemicalbutterfly89 Dec 1, 2010

    umm one i know the family and accidents happens i agree it is hard to stop a running toddler and you cant really blame the driver...and to the person who said we need ICE for this investigation i know the family and i know for a fact that they are all legal citizens.

  • adrienne3889 Nov 29, 2010

    sarahsoandso- I know the police and fire on the scene. This is what the driver told the police.
    And Gal-in-a-Jeep- You are completly correct! Speed was not the issue in this situation, irresponsible parents are!

  • TheDude abides... Nov 24, 2010

    They need some help from ICE in this investigation.

  • stupiditydeservesnosympathy Nov 24, 2010

    "I know this family and they are going through a very tough time. Also, the lady that hit the child was going so fast that she decapitated the child."

    The family wouldn't be going through this if they had listened and kept their child out of the road. Speed had nothing to with what happened. Common sense says if you don't want to be hit by a car, don't stand in the road.

  • stupiditydeservesnosympathy Nov 24, 2010

    "Y’all have no idea how hard it is to stop running toddler"

    The toddler running is not the issue. The issue is the toddler being in the road after the parents where told by the lady to keep the child out of the road. Roads are made for cars, not kids.

  • sarahsoandso Nov 24, 2010

    "I know this family and they are going through a very tough time." ann7757

    Um. Yea. They're going through a hard time. They let a 21 month old child play on a highway. What did they THINK was going to happen?

  • sarahsoandso Nov 24, 2010

    adrienne3889 How do you know she stopped the first time to warn the family? Just wondering...

  • stupiditydeservesnosympathy Nov 24, 2010


    This is the link to ABC 11's story. I now know why the woman left the scene...

  • adrienne3889 Nov 24, 2010

    thanks for the understanding Gal-in-a-Jeep. And your completly right to. When you have children, its your reponsiblity to keep them away from dangers, including a road. Not to mention, who lets there 2 year old play outside, near a road or not, at 6pm, at which time it is already dark. Yes, accidents happen all the time, but I do believe this one could have been avoided.