4-year-old dies from injuries in Thomasville wreck

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A 4-year-old child died on Thursday as a result of injuries sustained in a wreck that happened near Thomasville last month.

Jared Quintero, 4, died Thursday morning at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, according to The Dispatch of Lexington.

The child died after he sustained injuries in an accident when his mother’s vehicle wrecked on U.S. Highway 64 East near Thomasville on Sept. 29.

The accident happened on U.S. Highway 64 East near Blackberry Road in the Silver Valley community.

According to the report, a 2007 Nissan passenger vehicle being driven by Maribel Chavez, 31, who is the 4-year-old’s mother, was traveling west on U.S. Highway 64 when she ran off the right shoulder of the roadway and lost control.  The vehicle then struck a tractor-trailer, went off the shoulder and came to rest, according to the report.

Two other children that were also Chavez in the vehicle were not seriously injured.

According to the paper, the boy’s mother had been charged earlier this month with careless and reckless driving, driving with a canceled driver’s license and a child restraint violation.

No information about any possible additional charges was provided.