Sunday, July 21, 2024

9-year-old NC boy killed while trying to cross the street


A family is grieving, and a community wants more done after a 9-year-old boy was killed Thursday night after he tried to cross a busy road in Greenville, North Carolina.

The North Carolina Beat has identified the boy as 9-year-old Jayceon Epps.

10-year-old Jayceon Epps

Police said shortly after 7:30 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to Memorial Drive between Fifth Street and Third Street for a report of a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, police found Jayceon, who had been struck. He was transported to ECU Health Medical Center, where he died.

The driver has not been charged yet, and it’s unclear if they will be charged.

Police said the driver of the vehicle remained on the scene and was “fully cooperating with officials.”

Some community members are wondering why the 10-year-old was crossing the street at that time of night.

Jayceon would have turned 10-years-old, March 19.

We will keep you updated on this story as information becomes available.

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  1. I wanna know why the hell he was crossing the road by himself at that time of night too! I also want to know who the hell keep keeps clicking on the “cute” And “LOL” emojis below this comment section. Like wtf is wrong with you people???!


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Gerald Jackson
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Hi, my name is Gerald Jackson and I am 28-years-old. I was born and raised in Troy, Alabama. I currently reside in North Carolina. I am a Journalist, Influencer, Content Creator, and a Man of Faith! I don't shy away from the truth, always speak my mind, and before I take anything back, I'll add more to it. Follow me on my social media below to keep up with my personal life. LOL!

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