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Clayton woman hit, killed while walking along highway

Posted March 23, 2012

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— A 23-year-old Clayton woman died early Friday after she was hit by an SUV along a Wake County highway.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Kasie Leigh Moore was walking in the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 70 north of Clayon when she was hit around 3 a.m.

Authorities said that their initial investigation found that speed was not a factor in the crash and said that the SUV's driver will not be charged.

Investigators haven't said what led to the wreck, but Charlie Dobbins, Moore's college softball coach at William Peace University in Raleigh, said family members told him that she had gotten into an argument with her twin sister and had gotten out of the car to walk home.

When she wouldn't get back in, he said, the sister left.

"I can’t imagine what’s she’s feeling," Dobbins said. "There was no way you could predict that something like that was going to happen."

Family members did not want to talk Friday.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office said it had received reports of a woman walking in the roadway but that the SUV had already hit Moore by the time deputies arrived.

Moore was a 2011 graduate of William Peace, where she was captain of the school's softball team. She graduated in 2007 from Clayton High School, where she also played softball and basketball.

"She was the kind of person that motivated people," Dobbins said.

Dobbins described her as an "outstanding student" who graduated with nearly a 4.0 GPA. Moore also had plans to attend law school.

"(She was) a vivacious young lady, a kid full of life, loving the world, having fun," he said. "Unfortunately, she's gone way too soon."

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  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Mar 23, 2012

    That's so sad! I can't imagine how her sister must feel. I would have left too, though. I've left people before. I just hate it ended this way.

    Beth

  • bjunecherry Mar 23, 2012

    Prayers to the family and the driver. Respectfully, Kasie was a graduate of Peace College not William Peace...huge difference.

  • saywhaaaaat Mar 23, 2012

    This IS terrible, but let's remember that there was an innocent driver who was -in the blink of an eye- put into the position to take a life. If that was me, it would be nearly impossible to live with. This woman put herself in danger and involved another person in her angst. The whole thing is awful, but the real victim here is the poor driver of the SUV.
    -cheezchicken

    Yes...you are partially correct...The drive is a "victim" but Miss Kasie was one to...she was a "victim" of alcohol...A victim that made the wrong decision to walk down a busy highway in the early hours of the morning...I'm pretty sure she would have NEVER made that decision to walk IF she would had been sober. She seemed a pretty smart young lady...

  • amsanchez Mar 23, 2012

    I am so sorry to hear about Kasie. We have been classmates in the past,and I remember her and her sister well. Kasie will be deeply missed. My prayers go out to the Moore family. Lindsey Peace loves you,and we will always hold you in our hearts.

  • hunichen Mar 23, 2012

    This was an unfortunate accident which happened on her mother's birthday. The Moore's are a fantastic family and judgement should not be passed on anyone. Prayers for the family from my family.

  • WRALSUCKS Mar 23, 2012

    "It took him 10 minutes on the phone being transferred from police station to police station because they couldn't figure out which station should be the one handling it. He had to tell each person the story over again, wasting time, until they finally told him they were sending over an officer."

    Which is why Concealed Handgun permits are so popular these days.

    When every second counts, police are only 10 minutes away.

  • cheezchicken Mar 23, 2012

    This IS terrible, but let's remember that there was an innocent driver who was -in the blink of an eye- put into the position to take a life. If that was me, it would be nearly impossible to live with. This woman put herself in danger and involved another person in her angst. The whole thing is awful, but the real victim here is the poor driver of the SUV.

  • susieb19 Mar 23, 2012

    This is a tragedy, as a mom it breaks my heart.

  • marinewife101 Mar 23, 2012

    Sending prayers out to her family and feel so bad for her sister - please hug your family tonight - you just never know. Having have my father disown me after my mother died, I know just what type of effect it can have on someone - Please dear Lord, be with this family as they grieve for their daughter, granddaughter, sister, friend, etc. May you RIP Kasie.

  • lzbrk486 Mar 23, 2012

    There was another young woman killed along that stretch of road back in December. So sad. My prays go out to the family.

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