Smithfield Herald

Child killed in single-car crash

A 4-year-old girl died in a one-car crash off N.C. 96 in Johnston County, and four adults were taken to hospitals after the car went off the pavement and struck a tree, the state Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened about 4 p.m. Wednesday between Antioch Church Road and Price Road, troopers said.

Madison Creech of Middlesex died in the accident.

Latricia Lynn Slack, who was driving, Ty-anna Atkins, Matthew Grant Creech and Derrell Atkins were all injured, troopers said.

The extent of their injuries was not immediately available.

The car crossed the center line of the road near Cattail Lake and ran off the opposite side, troopers said.