STONEVILLE, N.C. — A 3-year-old child is dead and five others injured after a crash on Tuesday, officials have confirmed.
EMS responded to a crash on Snead Road in Stoneville around 11:30 a.m. Officials said a minivan ran off the road, flipped multiple times and crashed down an embankment.
“I walked out on my front porch and said all my Lord,” said Martha Martin who lives near the crash seen.
“This is a bad curve, we had a lot of people run off of it. It needs guard rails.”
Dylan Edward Scott, 3, was ejected from the vehicle and pinned underneath the vehicle.
He was seated in a booster seat at the time of the incident, but the seat was not “weight appropriate” and he slid out of the seat, according to authorities.
The child was pronounced dead at the scene.
“I was in Madison and heard the sirens,” said Grady Hubbard who grew up on the road.
Hubbard says it is not uncommon for people to speed here and says the loss of a child hurts everyone.
“That makes it that much worse.”
Juan Antonio Garcia, 18, the driver, Chantelle Amber McBride, the child’s mother, along with three other children were transported to Moses Cone Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The driver is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, driving without a license, reckless driving and a child restraint violation.