Driver of four-wheeler charged in wreck that killed child
Posted May 21, 2012
Updated May 22, 2012
Louisburg, N.C. — The driver of a four-wheeler that was involved in a fatal wreck with a pickup truck in Franklin County this weekend was charged Monday with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, according to the state Highway Patrol.
An 8-year-old boy who was riding on the four-wheeler was killed in the wreck.
Troopers said Trevor Tyler, 21, of Louisburg, was driving the four-wheeler with Brennon Lee Perry, 8, and Daeton Roth, 4, on board Saturday evening. He ran a stop sign on Reynolds Road at the N.C. Highway 561 intersection, about 15 miles northeast of Louisburg, troopers said.
A red pickup truck traveling west on N.C. 561 struck the four-wheeler, tossing Tyler, Perry and Roth from it.
Perry, of Warrenton, died at the scene.
Roth, of Henderson, was taken to Franklin Regional to be treated for minor injuries. Tyler was also taken to Franklin Regional, but his condition was not released.
Troopers said his injuries were not life-threatening.
The driver of the pickup, 33-year-old Ronald Pittman, of Warrenton, drove himself to Franklin Regional to be treated for minor wrist injuries.
Tyler is due in court Aug. 20.
Troopers said alcohol was not a factor in the wreck. It wasn't clear whether Tyler and the two boys were wearing helmets.
The relationship between the three was not released.