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Driver won't face charges in fatal pedestrian accident

Posted June 2, 2008 1:34 p.m. EDT
Updated June 2, 2008 2:33 p.m. EDT

— Chapel Hill police said Monday that charges won't be filed in a fatal pedestrian accident last month involving a homeless woman.

Barbara Boone Sims, 38, was trying to cross Weaver Dairy Road at Perkins Drive around 8:45 p.m. on May 17 when a pickup truck hit her, police said. She died at the scene.

Police said Sims contributed to the collision because she was crossing the street in an area that wasn't designated as a pedestrian crossing zone.

One witness told WRAL News that Sims was wearing dark clothing and that the pickup driver said he did not see Sims trying to cross.