Child dies from injuries after being struck by vehicle in Winston-Salem; woman charged

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A child has died from his injuries after being struck by a vehicle moments after getting off a school bus in Winston-Salem.

The accident happened in the 400 block of East Wright Street at about 3:25 p.m.

Police say 10-year-old Alexander Torralba Perez was struck by a 2014 Toyota Rav4 traveling toward Emerson Street. The driver of the Rav4 has been identified as Imani Louise Blanche Stanley, 21, of Winston-Salem.

IMG_0959Stanley left the roadway to the right and and struck Perez, then continued to travel eastward until colliding into a small tree and fence.

Police say Stanley then exited the vehicle and left the scene, but was subsequently taken into custody.

Perez was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

Stanley is charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle, felony hit-and-run and failure to maintain lane. She was placed under a $35,000 secured bond.

Perez was a student at Konnoak Elementary School.

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