Family remembers 'beautiful life' of 4-year-old hit by truck
Garner man Carey Theron Moore has been charged in connection with the death of a 4-year-old boy who was hit by a truck in Holly Springs.Posted — Updated
According to witnesses, 10 to 15 other children were playing outside in the Holly Glen neighborhood, on Carolina Town Lane, when the 4-year-old was hit.
The driver of the truck, Carey Theron Moore, of Garner, was taken into custody at the scene. He was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision.
Moore said that he did not see the child and was unable to stop his truck in time to avoid the crash, according to police.
Witnesses say that the truck driver was dropping off chairs in the neighborhood.
Steven Guise, the owner of Acres of Green, confirmed Moore was an employee for the company, but was not working when the accident happened.
The child was rushed to WakeMed by ambulance, where he later died.
Officials said that neither speeding nor alcohol was a factor.
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