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Woman walking in road at night struck, killed

JENNA-LEY HARRISON
Staff Writer

A vehicle struck and killed a Denver woman 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.
Trooper C.M. Casey identified the woman as Nellie Presly, 58, of 7338 Forney Hill Road and said she had apparently been walking between the yellow and white line in the eastbound lane when she was struck.
Troopers were unable to determine why she was in the road at that time.
“There’s speculation, but we’ll probably never know,” 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.

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