NEW INFO: Wayne County Boy Killed Running To Bus Stop

A 10-year-old boy is dead after troopers say he got hit by a SUV outside of Goldsboro running to a school bus stop Friday morning.

According to the Highway Patrol, 10-year-old Dakota Medlin was staying at a friend’s house. When he ran to the bus stop Friday morning on Stevens Mill Road, he raced across the street and forgot to look both ways.

The school bus had not yet made it to the stop when the child was struck.

Authorities tell us he was hit by a Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by 32-year-old Wendy Jones. Medlin was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. PCMH officials say Medlin died Friday afternoon.

Troopers tell us Jones will not be charged because Medlin stepped out in front of her car and there was nothing she could have done.


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  • by stephanie Location: dudley NC on Nov 15, 2009 at 08:53 PM
    UMMM I REALY DONT KNOW WAT TO SAY TO THIS... KOTY IS MY NEPHEW THAT GOT HIT. I KNOW SHE DID NOT DO IT ON PURPOSE. BUT YEA POEPLE NEED TO FEEL BAD 4 THE FAMILY. THAT WAS JUST A 10 YEAR OLD BOY THAT GOT TOOK FROM US. WHAT IF IT WAS UR SON OR NEPHEW OR GRANDSON.
  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Nov 15, 2009 at 10:40 AM
    To: Dar @ 7;48pm. You are not the "original real" Dar and you must have a pitiful life to keeping posting in someone's name. You seem to focus on the driver instead of focusing on both families. May God bless them all.
  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Nov 14, 2009 at 04:48 PM
    As the "original real" Dar, I am so glad that they are not charging the driver.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Nov 14, 2009 at 02:33 PM
    May God bless the family of this child and also the driver.
  • by Maria Location: Kinston on Nov 14, 2009 at 02:21 PM
    All my prayers are with the Medlins, specially Jasper and Ronda, I hope they find all the comfort and peace in their hearts,Dakota is with God now as one of his little angels, we are really going to miss him alot, he was a great kid.Please put this family in your prayers. May God be with this family. We'll always love you Dakota.
  • by traci and hunter Location: grantham on Nov 14, 2009 at 08:51 AM
    my son hunter played with dakota, david, ashley, and gavin and marlena every morning. Our hearts go out in prayer to jap and rhonda and jerimah and the entire family. Im sure dakota is in Heaven playing ball.
  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Nov 14, 2009 at 08:32 AM
    As the real "Dar" I pray that God will wrap his arms around the family of Dakota giving them all the comfort they need in the terrible time of need as well as the driver of the SUV and may God continue to give them strength for their future daily walk. God bless them all.
  • by Penny Location: ENC on Nov 14, 2009 at 07:32 AM
    My heart and prayers go out to this family.
  • by Rosebud Location: Lagrange on Nov 14, 2009 at 06:53 AM
    Everyone is in my prayers and heart. May God be with everyone.
  • by maria Location: mount olive on Nov 14, 2009 at 03:45 AM
    This is such a tragedy,a young life gone too soon. I will be praying for the family. Dakota is with God now,I know he will be missed dearly.
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