A vehicle struck and killed a person who was walking down an eastern Lincoln County roadway Wednesday night.
Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the incident happened on Forney Hill Road in Denver.
The victimâ€™s name and age were not available at time of publication.
Troopers are unsure as to exactly why the pedestrian had been in the roadway.
â€œThereâ€™s speculation, but weâ€™ll probably never know,â€ Sgt. Hipp said.
The incident is the second fatality stemming from a county wreck this year, Hipp said. A person died following a collision on N.C. 150 last month.