She was involved in a wreck with her sister and her father Tuesday night on Hinnant Rd. near Pine Level in Johnston County.
The Highway Patrol told ABC11 Eyewitness News the Honda the family was riding in slammed into a tractor trailer.
Investigators say the truck driver was backing into his driveway, and it was very dark. A part of the truck's trailer was stretched across the road when the family's car hit it.
The girl was not restrained in the back seat at the time of the crash. Her 6-year-old sister and her father, who were buckled up, are going to be okay.
Investigators have not determined if charges will be filed.