13-year-old #struck, #killed trying to #cross #Interstate 40


A 13-year-old Winston-Salem girl was hit by a car and killed Saturday night attempting to cross Interstate 40, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. at Mile Marker 191 west of Peters Creek Parkway.

Two juveniles — one 12 and one 13 — were attempting to run across Interstate 40, said Trooper B. Bush. They made it across the eastbound lanes but the 13-year-old, Nevashia Mitchell of Winston-Salem, was struck by a 2012 Ford Focus in a westbound lane of the interstate.

She then hit the metal guardrail and died at the scene, troopers said.

The driver of the Focus was identified as M. Torrence. She was not injured. Speed was not a factor and Torrence was not found at fault in the incident, Bush said. No charges are pending.

Both juveniles were also wearing dark clothing, troopers said.

Traffic was shut down for about 3 hours and detours were posted.

“It was just an unfortunate incident,” Bush said.

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