10-year-old girl chasing dog hit, killed by vehicle in Dunn; driver charged

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DUNN, N.C. (WNCN) — A Dunn man was arrested after police said a girl was hit and killed by a car while trying to get a dog that was near the road Monday evening.

Ronald Fox, 67, was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony death by vehicle. He also faces a driving while impaired charge after Dunn police said a blood test revealed he was under the influence of alcohol.

Ronald Fox (Harnett County Detention Center)

The incident was reported just before 7:50 p.m. along Spring Branch Road near Jackson Road in Dunn, according to Dunn police chief Clark White.

The victim, a 10-year-old girl, was trying to retrieve a dog that was along Spring Branch Road, police said.

A driver of a car had already stopped in the road to avoid hitting the girl.

However, another car was heading north on Jackson Road at the time.

That driver ran off the street, onto the curb and hit the girl and the car that was already stopped, White said.

The girl was taken to a nearby hospital along with the drivers of both cars, according to White.

The girl later died.

Fox is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday and is being held on a $25,000 bond.

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