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Pedestrian killed at Chapel Hill intersection

Posted September 18, 2013

A woman was struck by a car and killed Wednesday night near the intersection of Fordham Boulevard and Estes Drive in Chapel Hill, authorities said.
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— A woman was struck by a car and killed Wednesday night near the intersection of Fordham Boulevard and Estes Drive in Chapel Hill, authorities said. 

Lisa Renee Baldwin, 41, of Chapel Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Nearby residents said the impact sounded like a gunshot.

In WRAL video from the scene, a red two-door car appeared to have significant front-end damage, including a shattered windshield. 

It wasn't clear whether any charges would be filed.

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  • dcatz Sep 19, 2013

    "This major intersection is one of the most dangerous for pedestrians and bikes in town. amazing more have not been killed. It's virtually impossible to cross MLK at Estes. No crosswalks or signals."

    No intersection can be made safe from someone who is drunk and stumbling around. Other sources such as the N&O have more information on this. Her alcoholism was pretty well known as she had been arrested so many times that she was practically on a first name basis with all of the local police officers.

  • writetanisha Sep 19, 2013

    R.I.P Lisa you will be missed, rest your soul now

  • Obamacare for everyone Sep 19, 2013

    She was a homeless woman. She could hae been intoxicated and stumbled in front of the car.

  • jenakids2007 Sep 19, 2013

    It was at Fordham and Estes, not MLK and Estes

  • fireguy Sep 19, 2013

    The town of chapel hill has spent thousands of dollars if not hundreds of thousands of dollars to put crosswalks in up and down MLK with flashing lights and a refuge area in the middle just in case. Estes dr at MLK does have a visible crosswalk via google maps marked on the ground.

    As for this intersection, It wasn't even on the correct side of town from where this accident happened and there is a big difference between MLK and fordham blvd especially at night.

  • foodstamptrader Sep 19, 2013

    This major intersection is one of the most dangerous for pedestrians and bikes in town. amazing more have not been killed. It's virtually impossible to cross MLK at Estes. No crosswalks or signals.