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1 Child Killed, 1 Critically Injured After Car Crashes Into Creek

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WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — One child is dead and another is in critical condition after a car accident in Wake County Sunday.

According to the state Highway Patrol, Tabitha Lynn Crockett was drivingher Honda Accord east on Turnipseed Road when the car ran off the rightshoulder and hit the pylon of a small bridge. The car overturnedinto the water, which authorities say was 4-feet deep.

Crockett and a friend were able to free themselves immediately.Bystanders rescued one of the children and performed CPR. Thesecond child was still trapped inside when paramedics arrived.

When the car was pulled out of the water, the child wasunconscious. Crockett's son was pronounced dead at WakeMed. Theother child is her stepdaughter and she was listed in criticalcondition Sunday night.

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