WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Troopers say a 13-year-old girl has been killed trying to cross six lanes of Interstate 40 just after sunset in North Carolina.

The state Highway Patrol said Nevashia Mitchell made it safely across the eastbound lanes of I-40 in Winston-Salem around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, but was struck as she tried to cross the westbound lanes near the Peters Creek Parkway exit.

Troopers say a 12-year-old girl with the teen did make it to the other side of the interstate.

Troopers say the girls lived in apartments near I-40 and were crossing the highway to go to the store. They were wearing dark clothing.

Authorities told media outlets that the driver who struck the teen was not speeding and will not be charged.

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