Highway Patrol Troopers say they do not plan to charge the driver who struck an 8-year-old boy as he ran across the highway.
The accident happened Saturday on Highway 41 in Beulaville in Duplin county.
Troopers say Malachi Davis ran in front of a car, driven by Rayburn Holmes.
Troopers told the Jacksonville Daily News, a witness confirmed it was a tragic accident.
Davis died at New Hanover Regional Medical Center from his injuries.