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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  • by Amy Location: Pinetown on Jun 22, 2011 at 08:09 PM
    God Bless this family!! Candy was in my little boys class this past year at school! She was a very beautiful little girl!! God has another beautiful little angel to watch over us all!! REST IN PEACE CANDY!! Prayers go up for the family!!
  • by Sr. Arcadia Rivera Location: Plymouth NC on Jun 22, 2011 at 01:10 PM
    Our Candy's little angel Visiting and viewing will held on Thrusday 23 from 5: 00 p.m. 'till Friday before Mass at St. Joan of Arc Church located at 506 E. Main Street in Plymouth NC, Funeral Mass on Friday at 11:00 a.m. DONATIONS WILL BETTER MUCH APPRECIATE TO HELP THE FAMILY TO PAY FUNERAL ARRAGMENTS.
  • by Fran on Jun 22, 2011 at 08:52 AM
    Prayer for all involed in this horrible accident.
  • by Broad Creek Rd Resident Location: Washington on Jun 22, 2011 at 07:40 AM
    How many people have to be killed for someone to figure out we need a STOP LIGHT there!!!
  • by Wendy Location: Greenville on Jun 21, 2011 at 11:18 PM
    Losing a child and probably blaming yourself for the rest of your life is the worse sentence anyone could receive. To the people with just evil things to post-please-just stop.
  • by Me on Jun 21, 2011 at 09:15 PM
    Ok WITN got it wrong still. There was a mom and 3 kids- 2 girls and a boy. The boy was released with his mom, the 8 or 9 year old girl passed away and the 2 year old girl was taken to Pitt. Her condition is unknown at this time. Not that who is where and what matter I just hate to see things wrong over and over again. Praying for the family- mom dad sister brother aunts!!
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      by dulce on Jun 22, 2011 at 12:06 PM in reply to Me
      no it wasnt me, the 2 year old girl stayed at washington hospital because they are my neighbors and i know everything about it
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      by Anonymous on Jun 22, 2011 at 12:18 PM in reply to Me
      thanks for updating it the mother of this child is a good friend of mine ...and the 2 year old little girl was released from Pitt yesterday and is doing good and the 6 year old boy was sent home the same day the only one that passed was the 8 year old Candy....
  • by Tammie Location: Pinetown on Jun 21, 2011 at 08:00 PM
    I have seen ALL kinds of accidents at that LIGHT-The problem is the way it is made-In some vehicles you have to get in the middle of the road to see if anyone else is coming--BAD,BAD LIGHT So Sorry for the family-Wonder how many more will have to die or be disfigured by this intersection.
  • by Lisa Location: Washington on Jun 21, 2011 at 07:57 PM
    I am so sorry and sick to hear that a precious child has passed away as a result of this dangerous intersection. I travel through this area daily with my son and have seen many near accidents. If any good at all can come of this tragedy, MAYBE, it will become apparent just how badly we need a STOP (not caution) light. My prayers are with this family.
  • by tammy Location: belhaven n.c on Jun 21, 2011 at 05:50 PM
    i agree they need a stop light here,this is so sad,a child will never grow up,get married have a family,and now her family will never be the same or complete even if it was the mother fault a stop light might of save this child light and other live,s that goes through this inter section 24/7.
  • by Sherry Location: Bath on Jun 21, 2011 at 05:10 PM
    Does anyone know when the funeral for this child will be? Candy was a student on my school bus and she will be sorely missed. My prayers are with the family. She was a beautiful and very well behaved child. Sherry
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      by Anonymous on Jun 21, 2011 at 06:07 PM in reply to Sherry
      her viewing will be held at saint joan of arc catholic church in plymouth......don't know what time yet but will update later
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        by Anonymous on Jun 21, 2011 at 07:02 PM in reply to
        Do you know what hospital the little boy is in? My son was in his class and wants to visit him.
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          by Anonymous on Jun 22, 2011 at 12:14 PM in reply to
          the 6 year old is home now and is doing good
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