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Maquel McMullen, 11, killed, three injured, and Jason Pruitt II, 24, charged in collision at Pinhook Loop Road in Gasonia, North Carolina

Modified Date: 
Thu, 04/21/2016 - 1:38pm
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Driver charged in crash that killed boy, 11

Authorities say 24-year-old Jason Pruitt, II, was speeding in a Ford Explorer when the vehicle struck a pole on the passenger side and rolled over onto its roof. 

11-year-old killed in NC crash; driver charged

Jason Pruitt II, 24, faces multiple charges including death by motor vehicle following a single-vehicle crash around 9 p.m. east of Gastonia, WCNC reported.

The boy died at the scene, while a girl was ejected from the vehicle, troopers said. Two other passengers also were seriously injured.

 

Family, friends mourn 11-year-old killed in wreck

"This was a freak accident," said Jason Pruitt. "I would never intentionally hurt someone like this."

Pruitt had his first court appearance Thursday, facing several charges including involuntary manslaughter.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Maquel McMullen
Jason Pruitt II

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