Two children charged with manslaughter after boy hit by car

Two children have been charged with manslaughter after an alleged altercation with another youngster who was struck by a car and killed.

Authorities in North Carolina said the suspects, an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl, were charged after being interviewed by detectives at a police station.

The victim, also an 11-year-old boy, was said to have been hit by the vehicle after stepping on to a road during an apparent altercation with the pair in the city of Charlotte.

“This altercation led to the victim entering the roadway and ultimately being struck by a vehicle,” police said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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