Woman and child struck and killed by car in Rocky Mount

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) – Rocky Mount police are investigating two deaths from a fatal car accident that happened Tuesday night.

Rocky Mount police say that they were called to the scene of a fatal car accident in the 600 block of Kingston Avenue, east of West Raleigh Road between Powell Drive and Jasper Street just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to police, a 56-year-old woman traveling westbound on Kingston Avenue struck two people with her car.

Police say that a 60-year-old woman and a one-and-a-half-year-old child died at the scene from their injuries.

Police did not release the identities of the two victims, but did say that they were related to each other.

The driver of the car was not injured, police did not say what charges, if any, the driver would face,

Kingston Avenue was closed while police investigated and reopened shortly before 9:30 p.m.

This is a developing story, information will be added to this story as it becomes available.