A 12-year-old died and two others suffered personal injuries in a single vehicle crash in Asheboro on the afternoon of February 19.


According to Sgt. Ron Horrell of the Asheboro Police Department, the accident took place shortly before 12:30 p.m. on the U.S. 220 bypass in the southbound lanes near Sunset Avenue.


Horrell said that a 35-year-old woman was driving with two juveniles, aged 12 and 14, as passengers in a 2003 Dodge Stratus when she ran off the road to the right and the car went down an embankment and overturned, coming to rest upside down.


According to Horrell, the 12-year-old was partially ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The 14-year-old was released from Randolph Hospital after undergoing treatment.


The driver received air transport to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Her condition is unknown.


Horrell said the child thrown from the vehicle was not wearing a seat belt.


The crash remains under investigation. Further information, including the identities of the victims, was not immediately made available.

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