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No Charges To Be Filed In Sampson County Driveway Death

Posted October 22, 2003 8:39 a.m. EDT

— No charges will be filed in a tragic accident that killed a little boy.

James Austin Statler, 4, died Sunday after his grandfather mistakenly ran over him with his truck.

The accident happened in the driveway of a home in Northern Sampson County.

The grandfather, James Brewington, never saw the little boy.

Driveways are more dangerous than people might think.

Over a five-year period ending in 2001, almost 2,000 people were killed or injured by a vehicle in a driveway in North Carolina. That is 200 more than pedestrian crashes in intersections.