GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – A 3-year-old boy was hit and killed by a vehicle Tuesday afternoon in Goldsboro in what authorities called a tragic accident.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol said it happened around 4:30 p.m. at a residence along NC-111 in Goldsboro.
The father was driving around to the back of the residence to drop off a lawnmower. The child and his mother were walking along with the vehicle. As the boy’s father was turning around in the yard, the child wandered off and was run over, NCSHP said.
The boy died at the scene.
No charges are expected, NCSHP said Tuesday night.
No additional information was made available.