7-year-old girl dies in Edgecombe County crash

PINETOPS, N.C. (WNCT) – A 7-year-old girl has died following a Monday morning crash in Edgecombe County, officials confirmed.

A vehicle was traveling east on Davistown-Mercer Road near U.S. 258 near Pinetops when it ran off the roadway to the right.

The driver then over corrected and crossed the center line, going down a ditch and into an embankment.

The car then went airborne before it hit a parked car and another tree.

A 7-year-old passenger was transported to the hospital where she later died.

It’s unclear if the driver is facing any charges in connection with the crash.

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