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Man, child killed in Edgecombe crash

Posted December 14, 2017 3:42 p.m. EST

— A man and a 4-year-old girl were killed early Thursday in a crash in Edgecombe County, authorities said.

According to the State Highway Patrol, Antonio Kenneth Coleman, 38, of Tarboro, was northbound on N.C. Highway 111 shortly before 3 a.m. when his car ran off the road to the right, hit a ditch and overturned several times in a field.

Both Coleman and Harmonie Harrell, of Bethel, were found dead in the field after being thrown from the car, troopers said.

It's unclear how Coleman and the girl were related.

Troopers said speed might be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.