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One Killed, Another Injured In Two Chapel Hill Pedestrian Accidents

Posted January 24, 2006

— One man was killed and another injured in two separate accidents involving pedestrians and drivers in Chapel Hill on Monday.

Police said a 54-year-old man was crossing Highway 15-501 at Bennett Road, heading east, at about 7 p.m. when he was struck by a northbound vehicle. The collision is still under investigation, and both the pedestrian and the driver's names are being withheld.

Another pedestrian collision occurred at about 6:30 p.m. on West Franklin Street. Police said a westbound vehicle struck Antonio Gattis as he attempted cross the road.

Police said that Gattis suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and was taken to UNC Hospitals for treatment.

The driver of the vehicle was not charged in the collision.

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