Child Dies, Mom Charged In Accident

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

An eight year old Beaufort County girl has died after she was in a traffic accident Monday afternoon.

Highway Patrol Sgt. Tim Crumpler says Candy Frangoez, along with her two brothers were in their mom's station wagon on Highway 32. He says the mother, Maria Prado of Pinetown, pulled onto U.S. 264 in front of a sports utility vehicle driven by Joan Armstrong of Belhaven.

The child was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where she later died. Her six year old brother is still at the hospital while the other brother was released.

Prado was charged with failure to yield.


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Four people, including three children, were injured in a late afternoon wreck Monday in Beaufort county. One of the kids had to be airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Highway patrol says the crash happened around 5:00 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 264 and Highway 32, known as Douglas crossroads. Troopers say 37-year-old Maria Prado of Pinetown was headed north on 32 when she went through the intersection and was hit by a vehicle headed east on 264. All the injured kids were in Prado's vehicle. The extent of injuries is unknown. The driver of the other vehicle was not hurt. Troopers say Prado was cited for failure to yield.


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