CLAYTON, NC (WTVD) -- A Johnston County elementary school is mourning the death of an 8-year-old student.
Lucy Hutchins died in a crash Wednesday morning.
Her father and older sister survived.
The entire community is in shock after the crash.
Wednesday, just after 11 a.m., 42-year-old Douglas Hutchins was traveling with his daughters Ella and Lucy along a stretch of NC 42 near Woodberry Drive.
According to the State Highway Patrol, Hutchins swerved to the right, went down a steep embankment, hit a tree stump and flipped the car.
Lucy died from her injuries.
"It's just sad that her life ended so quickly, ya know?" said neighbor Danielle Watkins. "She had a lot to live for....And today I will have to tell my daughter that her best friend has passed away."
Douglas is in serious condition. Ella is in good condition. Lucy was a student at River Dell Elementary.
Johnston County elementary school mourns the death of 8-year-old girl
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