No charges in fatal Johnston County pedestrian crash that killed mom, injured son

BENSON, N.C. (WNCN) — A Benson woman will not face charges after police said she hit a 34-year-old woman and her 8-year-old son with her vehicle on Dec.1, killing the woman.

About 8:24 a.m., Ma Del Rosario Perez-Valdovinos, 49, of Benson drove a blue Kia into Maria Aguilar Suarez, 34, of Benson and her 8-year-old son, Juan Almanza, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Suarez and Almanza were standing in the street at the time of the collision.

The two were trapped beneath the car for a time, police said.

They were taken to WakeMed for treatment of serious injuries. Suarez later died, the Highway Patrol said.

The collision broke Almanza’s jaw and left him with cuts on his head but he is expected to recover, the Highway Patrol said.

On Monday, authorities confirmed Perez-Valdovinos would not face charges in the incident.

CBS North Carolina confirmed Perez-Valdovinos was driving without a license but that is permitted by state law on private roads.

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