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Child hit by car in Warren County remains in coma at Duke

Posted November 15, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014

Jayla Owen was hit as she crossed Martin Luther King Road near Henderson.

— A 9-year-old girl hit by a car Thursday night in Warren County is in a medically induced coma at Duke University Hospital, her grandfather told WRAL News.

Jayla Owen was hit on Deerfield Farms Road at Martin Luther King Road, near Henderson, after she got off her school bus and checked the mail near her home, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

The driver of the car involved tried to swerve to miss Jayla but struck her. Troopers said the driver would not be charged.


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