Boy, 12, killed in car accident


SALISBURY, N.C. - A 12-year-old boy was killed in a car accident Wednesday afternoon, Salisbury police said.

According to police, officers were sent to an accident at the intersection of Airport and Cedar Springs roads. When they got to the accident scene, they found an accident involving a Jeep and a sedan.

The lead investigator determined that the sedan was traveling east and the Jeep was traveling west on Airport Road. The driver of the sedan tried to make a left turn into a parking lot and turned into the path of the Jeep, police said.

There were three people in the sedan: a 24-year-old woman, a 2-year-old in a child seat, and 12-year-old John Marshall Murdock, who was killed in the accident. Police said Murdock may not have been wearing a seat belt.

As a precaution, the infant was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

There were also three people in the Jeep, including a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old. No one in the Jeep was injured in the accident.

Investigators said alcohol and speed were not factors in the crash.

So far, no charges has been filed.