NC woman charged in wreck that killed 5-year-old girl

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has charged a 60-year-old Raleigh woman who was involved in a multi-vehicle crash that killed a five-year-old girl.

The News and Observer of Raleigh reports ( Francine Artis Johnson was cited with misdemeanor death by vehicle and failing to reduce the speed of a Suzuki SUV before it clipped the rear end of a passenger van that crashed head-on into another car Saturday afternoon.

A passenger in the van, Madison Harper, was killed. The Highway Patrol says the driver of the van, 26-year-old Barbara Rohrer, was cited because the child wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

It's unclear if Johnson has an attorney.


Information from: The News & Observer,