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Deadly day on Triangle roads as three pedestrians killed in separate incidents

Wednesday was a deadly day on roads around the Triangle.

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Jason O. Boyd
, WRAL.com editor
RALEIGH, N.C. — Wednesday was a deadly day on roads around the Triangle.

Police in Holly Springs, Raleigh and Garner were investigating after pedestrians were struck and killed in separate incidents.

In Holly Springs, police said Wednesday evening a 14-year-old girl, Olivia "Scout" Undercoffer, died after she was hit in a crash that closed N.C. Highway 55. Holly Springs spokesman Mark Andrews said the girl died after she tried to cross the road. The driver of an SUV was unable to stop in time and struck her.

Wednesday night, reports came in of two men who were hit in separate incidents.

In Garner, police said a man was struck and killed in a traffic crash. Officials confirmed on their Facebook page a man was hit on Timber Drive just north of Hwy. 70. Police said the call came in at 7:20 p.m.

The man, who was not identified, died at WakeMed Hospital after he was transported there in critical condition.

Minutes later, Raleigh police reported a man was struck and killed in a crash at Six Forks Road and East Millbrook Road at 7:49 p.m. Police said the driver of the vehicle that struck and killed the man was taken into custody.

Thursday, police identified the person killed as Melvin David Hargrett of 4808 Six Forks Road in Raleigh.

No charges had been filed Wednesday night.

Police were still investigating all three incidents. Roads were eventually opened in each location after traffic was diverted during the investigations.


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