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Car Kills 73-Year-Old Pedestrian in Durham

Posted April 20, 2008
Updated April 21, 2008

— A vehicle struck and killed a 73-year-old pedestrian along N.C. Highway 98 east of Durham, state troopers said.

Jasper Thomas Villines, of Hillsborough, was walking east in the westbound lane of N.C. 98 around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, troopers said. A vehicle hit him at the intersection with Sherron Road.

Troopers said alcohol was not a factor in the wreck, and they had not yet decided if the driver, Andrea Michelle Little, would be charged.

Villines suffered from Alzheimer's disease and had become separated from his family Saturday evening, troopers said.

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  • oldschooltarheel Apr 22, 2008

    When cars go bad... oh for goodness sakes! Who wrote that headline? Who proofed it? It's moronic; akin to saying "gun kills... ".