2-year-old dies after being accidentally struck by car; no charges will be filed

A 2-year-old was killed after she was accidentally run over by her grandmother’s vehicle, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies were called to an address on U.S. 70 Bus E. in Smithfield just before 5 p.m. Monday. They discovered that the 2-year-old had been run over and had died.

The child’s grandmother, Andrea Allen of the same address, accidentally ran over the child while returning home, said Capt. Jeff Caldwell of the Johnston Sheriff’s Office.

“Investigators determined the tragic event was in fact accidental and no charges will be filed,” Caldwell said.