Wake Forest rest home resident struck, killed by vehicle
Posted December 8, 2011
Wake Forest, N.C. — A resident at a Wake Forest rest home died after being struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday evening, a town spokesman said Thursday.
McKinley High, 79, who has dementia, wandered away from Wake Forest Care Center, 306 S. Allen Road, town spokesman Bill Crabtree said. High wandered into traffic on Wait Avenue around 6 p.m. and was struck by a vehicle.
High was taken to WakeMed, where he died.
Crabtree said authorities didn't file charges against the driver.
Wake Forest Care Center received three out of four possible stars during a state inspection in July. Records beginning in 2009 show the center never received more than one star during five previous inspections, including three ratings of no stars.
The state suspended admissions to the center in February 2009, and it couldn't accept new patients for six months.