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Man struck by car, killed in Hoke County

Posted July 30

Photo by The Aberdeen Times

— A man officials believe to be homeless was struck by a car and killed Saturday in Hoke County.

Around 9 p.m., officials responded to a crash on NC-211 in Aberdeen near the Moore County line. At the scene, they found the victim, 52-year-old Shawn Perkins, who died at the scene.

According to officials, Perkins was walking east along the highway when he was struck by a car. The driver of the car stopped and waited for law enforcement officials to arrive.

NC-211 was closed to traffic for an extended time period while officials rerouted traffic.

The incident remains under investigation.

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