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Pedestrian dies after being hit by bus

A Burlington woman died after being struck Monday afternoon by a Chapel Hill Transit bus, police said Tuesday.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A Burlington woman died after being struck Monday afternoon by a Chapel Hill Transit bus, police said Tuesday.

Valerie Hughes, 33, of 1148 Strader Drive, died at UNC Hospitals after the 4 p.m. incident at the intersection of South Columbia Street and Mason Farm Road, police said.

Hughes worked in radiology ambulatory care at UNC Hospitals.

The bus driver has been identified as James Willie Orr.

Chapel Hill police were still investigating the case Tuesday, and there was no word on whether any charges would be filed.

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