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Pedestrian Killed on US 70 in Durham

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DURHAM — A Thomasville woman died early Sunday when she was struck by a car and killed as she walked along westbound US 70.

Durham police have identified the victim as Beatrice Hopkins Green, 31, of Thomasville.

Official reports indicate she was struck from behind by a Buick Century driven by Terence Antwone Williams, 25, of Carroll Street in Durham.

Green was walking with her 10-year-old son and Rodney Kent Hoston, 44, also of Thomasville. The impact knocked Green into her son, who had been walking just in front of her. He sustained a leg injury, was treated at a local hospital and released.

Hoston was not involved in the collision, other than being a witness.

According to police, neither excessive speed nor alcohol were factors in the accident. The collision remains under investigation.

The accident occurred just after midnight, between NC 98 and Cheek Road.

Williams sustained minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital. A passenger in Williams' car, identified as Jamie Graham, 20, of Atlantic Street in Durham, was uninjured.


Kay Miller, Web Editor

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