Troopers Investigating Randolph Co. Fatal Accident That Killed A 4-Year-Old

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Video: 4-Year-Old Aurora Barefoot Killed After Wreck

  • Courtesy: Christina Hill family
  • Courtesy: Christina Hill family
  • Courtesy: Christina Hill family
  • Courtesy: Christina Hill family

Franklinville, NC -- A 4-year-old died after what would have been a routine auto accident in Randolph County Thursday, according to Highway Patrol.

Trooper Greg Ingram said the driver of a 2003 Hyundai, 21-year-old Victoria L. Handy, was traveling south on Bull Run Creek Road around 7:45 p.m., when she tried to make a left turn. Ingram says Handy failed to yield to oncoming traffic and collided with a 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada on Bethany Church Road.

The Oldsmobile ran off the road, and the Hyundai spun out and lodged into the side of the Bravada following the head-on collision. Ingram says the the Hyundai and Oldsmobile later caught fire.

After the wreck, the driver of the Bravada, 21-year-old Christina M. Hill, was taking her three children out of her vehicle and putting them on the shoulder of Bethany Church Road.

Ingram said, meanwhile, Handy got out of the Hyundai, but didn't put the car in park. The unoccupied car hit 4-year-old Aurora Leigh Barefoot, who was standing on the side of the road.

Aurora was trapped underneath the vehicle, and she died on the scene.

Ingram said, if it weren't for the accident that followed the initial collision, this would have been a routine auto accident with one minor injury.

Also in the Bravada at the time of the accident were Cameron Barefoot, 5, and 3-year-old Wyatt Bailey Barefoot. They were both treated and released from a hospital.

Investigators have not said whether they'll issue any charges in this case, but Ingram says it's not likely.

The family will hold a memorial for Aurora at Lambeth Troxler Funeral & Cremation Services on Wendover Avenue in Greensboro this Sunday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

N.C. Highway Patrol

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