Child Killed In Crash On U.S. 70 In Goldsboro

Child Killed In Crash On U.S. 70 In Goldsboro

A child is dead following a major crash on Highway 70 in Goldsboro.  The collision occurred on U.S. 70 East near Oak Forest Road and was the result of a reckless driver who was being pursued by police.

The Goldsboro Police Department says it responded to a citizen complaint of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and in a careless and reckless manner.  Officers located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop near U.S. 70 East and Berkeley Boulevard. The suspect driver did not respond to police.  The fleeing pickup truck slammed into a car which was then pushed into a tractor for an 18-wheeler.  A 3-year-old was reportedly killed in the collision.

The State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.  A charge of Reckless Driving has already reportedly been filed against 39-year-old Christopher Kelly Blair of LaGrange.