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Vehicle hits, kills woman on road outside Harnett home

Posted August 2, 2009

— A vehicle struck and killed an 80-year-old woman walking across the road in front of her Bunnlevel home Saturday afternoon.

State troopers said Edna Rathi looked right and then stepped into Anderson Creek School Road, between Blalock and Lemuel Black roads. A 2008 Toyota sedan, driven by Charles Githens, of Bunn Level, struck her from her left side.

Rathi was transported to a local hospital, where she died.

It appeared that Rathi was walking to her mailbox when she was hit, troopers said.

Troopers planned to discuss whether charges should be filed with the district attorney's office Monday.


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  • grandmagail Aug 4, 2009

    I was going to copy the obit that was in the Dunn Daily Record today but, though it was in the paper, didn't appear on their website.

  • godsholypoet Aug 4, 2009

    crfty121: I'm sorry I forgot to give you my e-mail it's godsholypoet@yahoo.com

  • godsholypoet Aug 4, 2009

    crfty121: If you e-mail me your e-mail adress I will try and get a number for you. I only remember one of the names of the people I met yesterday a lady named Linda. E-mail me your name and I will try and get a number for you. They are having a memorial service at 6pm Thursday at a chuch called The Light House. My name is Jenny God Bless

  • crfty121 Aug 4, 2009

    I'm Edna's niece, my mom is her sister. Mom got a call on Sunday about it and called me. She's in PA and I now live in MI. I looked online for hours to find this site and get some info on it. I've been looking for the obit info so i can tell mom. She's taking it hard. Mom's the baby of the 4 of them and 72. We were wondering where Paul was, we knew he has alzheimers. I've been looking online to find info on how to contact my cousins her sons but no numbers are published. If there is any way I can contact either one of you please let me know. Our hometown paper doesn't even have her listed in the obit yet, or they forgot to announce it in PA. Well she's gone to heaven to be with gram (her mom) and her daughter, who died 3 yrs ago. Does anybody know how it exactly happened? Mom was told she already got her mail and turned around then she got hit.

  • grandmagail Aug 3, 2009

    I, too, am a friend of Edna's and a nicer lady never lived. How sad that her husband, Paul, is in Harnett Manor. I talked with Edna's grandaughter yesterday and at that time they had now told him about her death. What a sad situation.

  • godsholypoet Aug 3, 2009

    First of all Mrs. Edna's last name is spelled Rathy not Rathi. I am her nieghbor and I'd just like to lift her family up in prayer and all so the young man that was driving the car, we came up behind after he hit her and he couldn't even talk on the
    phone to 911 operator, So I pray for him because he is going through something no one wants to ever go through and has to live with it the rest of his life. So please everyone don't judge because it could have been any of us behind that wheel. May God be with him and the Rathy family.