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Child killed in Creedmoor Road wreck

Posted October 13, 2014 8:58 p.m. EDT
Updated October 13, 2014 10:16 p.m. EDT

— A 12-year-old was killed Monday afternoon after the vehicle he was in crashed on Creedmoor Road between Sawmill and Lynn roads.

Antony Smith was riding in a Chevrolet K1500 Suburban travelling southbound on Creedmoor Road when its driver, Laura Smith, 49, lost control of the vehicle and ran off the roadway before coming to rest against a tree, police said.

Laura Smith was transported to WakeMed with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Antony Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were unable to confirm the relationship between Laura and Antony Smith.

Laura Smith was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and exceeding a safe speed.

The accident closed the southbound lanes of Creedmoor Road for about three hours.

The crash was so loud that Dempsey Walters thought it was a plane crash.

The vehicle crashed into a tree in his yard.

"It was bad. You could look at the van and you knew if there was anyone in that car they were seriously hurt or they were deceased," he said.