5-year-old North Carolina girl dies after car crash

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Friday, September 1, 2017

LILLINGTON, North Carolina -- The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a 5-year-old girl has died after a car driven by her grandmother ran off a road and overturned.

The Fayetteville Observer reports the patrol said Kamariya Long of Broadway was pronounced dead at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford. She died on Wednesday.

According to the patrol, the car driven by 57-year-old Bernadette Walker ran off the right side of the road, hit a ditch and overturned, coming to rest against a utility pole.

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The patrol said a 12-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl were also in the car. Neither they, Kamariya nor Walker was wearing seat restraints.

Walker and the other children were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville to be treated for injuries the report said were not life-threatening.