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Child killed, four others injured in Moore County wreck

Posted February 15, 2013 9:23 a.m. EST

— State Highway Patrol officials are investigating the cause of a Thursday morning crash in Moore County that killed one child and sent four others, including three children, to the hospital. 

The wreck happened about 6 a.m. when the vehicle lost control while traveling on Star Ridge Road and rolled, authorities said. Two children were ejected from the vehicle as it rolled. 

The adult driver and one child were taken to Moore Regional Hospital, where they were treated and released Thursday. Three other children were airlifted to UNC Hospitals, where one of them was pronounced dead, authorities said. 

Two children remained in the pediatric intensive care unit Friday morning. Investigators have not released the name of the driver or the children inside the car.

No charges have been filed, but the cause of the wreck is still under investigation. The driver told troopers a tire blew prior to the car running off the side of the road.

No other information has been released.