According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, a 6-year-old child who suffered fatal personal injuries in a crash on Interstate 95 in Dunn was not properly restrained when the SUV she was a passenger in collided with a tractor-trailer on Christmas Day.
On December 25, the tractor-trailer was northbound on I-95 when the SUV attempted to pass it, according to troopers. The SUV’s driver lost control, and the vehicle ran off the road, struck a guard rail, overcorrected, and struck the tractor-trailer before overturning and ending up on its roof.
Troopers identified the 6-year-old girl as Pennsylvania resident Taryn Greise. Troopers say she was not restrained in a child’s car seat or wearing a seat belt.
The SUV’s driver, 34-year-old Brandon John Greise Sr., three other adults, and two other children received transport to Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was uninjured.