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Chatham woman faces charges after hitting and killing pedestrian

Posted July 13, 2013
Updated July 15, 2013

— A Chatham County woman is facing drunken-driving charges after authorities say she hit and killed a pedestrian during the Fourth of July weekend. 

Emily Cheek, 21, was driving on White Smith Road around 6:30 a.m. on July 5 when she hit Julie Haarhuis, 41. 

Haarhuis died Saturday at a local hospital. 

Her husband says the two had only been married a year-and-a-half. He says his wife was taking a morning walk when she was hit. 

State troopers plan to charge Cheek with driving while impaired and felony death-by-motor vehicle. 


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