Local News

Police: 11-year-old killed in tractor trailer crash on I-40

Posted December 18, 2016

— An 11-year-old girl was killed early Sunday in a two-vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer.

Officers with the Greensboro Police Department responded to a crash on Interstate 40 East near Sandy Ridge Road around 4:45 a.m.

According to officials, an SUV operated by 34-year-old Carlton Bannerman ran off the road following a crash with a tractor trailer driven by 48-year-old Rodney Boyd.

As a result of the crash, the SUV rolled over multiple times. Officials said an 11-year-old passenger in the SUV died after she was ejected from the vehicle. 

The crash is under investigation, but officials say impairment was not a contributing factor.

1 Comment

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Norman Lewis Dec 18, 2016
    user avatar

    Impairment may not be a factor in this death but I will bet money that speed and the glaring issue of not using seatbelts for children WILL be a factor.