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Johnston woman who struck, killed granddaughter, 2, won't be charged

Posted September 24, 2018 9:49 p.m. EDT
Updated September 25, 2018 10:25 a.m. EDT

 Accident

— Johnston County law enforcement officials said Tuesday that a grandmother will not be charged after she accidentally ran over and killed her 2-year-old granddaughter Monday evening in Pine Level.

Investigators said in a written statement that Andrea Allen was behind the wheel of the vehicle when it struck the toddler on private property on U.S. Highway 70 shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.

Allen was returning home when the incident occurred, authorities said.

It was not immediately clear if the girl lived with Allen or was just visiting.