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Feds investigate trucking company after 7-year-old killed in hit and run

SAMPSON COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A North Carolina trucking company is under federal investigation two days after one of its drivers was charged with hitting and killing a seven-year-old girl getting off her school bus.

The Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration has decided to do a full review of Ricky Lucas Trucking. A spokeswoman says the agency will assist state and local law enforcement to provide a full picture of what factors may have led to the crash that killed Alyiah Morgan in Sampson County Tuesday afternoon.

If investigators determine a federal standard was broken, Ricky Lucas Trucking could face fines or lose its operating authority.

The spokeswoman says in the last two years alone Ricky Lucas Trucking has had three trucks fail inspection and one driver taken off of the road.

The company has not yet returned our call for comment.

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