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Child killed, man seriously injured in Harnett County crash

Posted April 22, 2013

— A 6-year-old girl was killed Sunday evening when her uncle drove off the left side of State Road 1108 and crashed into a tree in Harnett County, according to the State Highway Patrol.

Edwin Baldwin, of Cameron, was taken to Duke University Hospital with life-threatening injuries, troopers said. 

The girl, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Baldwin and his niece were wearing seatbelts, and neither alcohol nor speed were factors in the crash, troopers said.

It wasn't clear what made Baldwin cross the center line and run off the road. 

Charges are possible, troopers said.

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  • OneLove Apr 23, 10:00 a.m.

    How awful! Condolences & prayers to the family.

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Apr 22, 4:37 p.m.

    Thoughts with the family