Sgt. Scott Hamby of the North Carolina Highway Patrol says a four year-old boy died Saturday afternoon after his mothers truck veered of the road and hit a sign.
The mother was driving her truck along NC 58 near Elijah Sykes Road just outside of Kinston.
The four year-old died from his injuries. The mother is 24 year-old Katie Small. She was taken to Lenior Memorial Hospital with leg injuries according to Hamby.
Sgt. Hamby says speed may have been a factor in the accident. Katie Small may face charges according to Highway Patrol.