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3-year-old dies after family car slams into tree in Angier

Posted March 31

A 3-year-old girl died after the car her father was driving went off N.C. Highway 210 near Angier and hit a tree on March 30, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Thomas Honeycutt)

— A 3-year-old Angier girl died early Friday at WakeMed in Raleigh, a day after her father crashed the family car, authorities said.

Richard Garshong, 36, ran off N.C. Highway 210 at Neills Creek Road Thursday afternoon, and his 2009 BMW 750Li slammed into a pecan tree, according to the State Highway Patrol.

Garshong's two daughters, 6-year-old Gabrielle and 3-year-old Jannelle, were in the back seat, authorities said.

The girls' mother was driving behind the BMW, saw the crash and helped pull her daughters out of the car, authorities said.

Jannelle was taken to a nearby hospital and then airlifted to WakeMed.

Garshong and Gabrielle suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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  • Janet Ghumri Mar 31, 4:00 p.m.
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    How awful. Prayers for the family.