Officials say an 8-year-old boy was killed Saturday morning in Beulaville after a vehicle struck him when he ran out onto the highway.
It happened on NC 41 right in front of the boys home on 1459 South NC 41 in Duplin County according to officials.
They say 8-year-old Malachi Davis ran across the highway for an unknown reason and was struck by a vehicle. They say he was then transported to New Hanover Regional Medical where he later died of his injuries.
Officials say this accident is still under investigation.