North Carolina: Johnny Allen Spell charged with DWI and hit and run in death of Alyiah Morgan; child was run down when Spell passed stopped school bus

Johnny Allen Spell in jail charged with DWI fatal and hit and run


HARRELLS, N.C. – A truck driver in Sampson County has been charged with driving while impaired (DWI) and other crimes in relation to the hit-and-run death of a 7-year-old girl.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said Johnny Allen Spell, 37, of Bud Spell Lane in Roseboro, was heading south on Highway 421 in the Harrells area of Sampson County on Tuesday afternoon when he passed a stopped school bus and hit Alyiah Morgan. Morgan was a 1st-grade student at nearby Union Elementary School. The girl was pronounced dead on the way to Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton, Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Jeff Gordon said.

Gordon said the bus’s flashing red lights were on, and its stop sign was out. He said troopers found Spell and his truck about 25 miles away in the parking area of the small trucking company on Hayne Stretch Road where Spell worked.

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