7-Year-Old Killed In Franklin County Wreck

— A 7-year-old pedestrian died Monday night in a crash on Darius Pearce Road, officials said.

Ronnie Tanner Vick, of Youngsville, was walking west in the roadway just before 9 p.m., according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Alix Field, 29, of Youngsville, was driving a 1997 Buick in the same direction when Vick was hit.

After hitting the child, Field continued down the road, leaving the scene before officers arrived, officials said.

Vick died at the scene.

Troopers located Fields a short time later at a “short distance” down the road.

Authorities said charges are pending.

,A 7-year-old pedestrian died Monday night in a crash on Darius Pearce Road, officials said.

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