CAROLINA BEACH – A child has passed away following an accident Friday morning in Carolina Beach when a Jeep hit the female child and a woman.
According to Carolina Beach Police Detective Sergeant Scott Hettinger, “Just after 10:00AM on March 22, 2019, Carolina Beach Police Department, Carolina Beach Fire Department and New Hanover County EMS were dispatched to a call involving a motor vehicle collision with pedestrians. The incident occurred at the intersection of South Lake Park Blvd and Cape Fear Blvd. in Carolina Beach.”
He explained, “Emergency responders rendered aide to the pedestrian victims, who are described as an adult female and female child. Investigators on scene determined both victims were struck by a vehicle. The female and child were transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for further treatment. After advanced lifesaving medical treatment, the child later succumbed to the injuries and died. The identities of the victims are not being released at this time. The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available at this time.”
Lake Park Blvd was closed for several hours as police investigated the scene. The identity of the driver of the Jeep has not yet been released.