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Child killed near Clinton Wal-Mart

Posted November 16, 2008 9:13 p.m. EST
Updated November 17, 2008 11:24 a.m. EST

— A 3-year-old died Sunday after being run over in the parking lot of a Clinton Wal-Mart.

Police said the child ran off as the mother was loading groceries into her car before 3 p.m.

The Fayetteville Observer on Monday reported that the child was Jahmre Robinson, of Roseboro.

Jahmre ran into a lane of traffic in the Sunset Avenue lot, tripped and fell underneath the back tire of a passing vehicle, witnesses told police.

The driver of the car was not speeding, according to witnesses. No charges have been filed. The child died at Sampson Regional Hospital, police said.

Police withheld the names of the child and driver. Officers said they would reconstruct the accident as part of their investigation.