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Pedestrian hit, killed near Wake Forest

A pedestrian was hit and killed early Friday on N.C. Highway 96 east of Wake Forest, authorities said.

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WAKE FOREST, N.C. — A pedestrian was hit and killed early Friday on N.C. Highway 96 east of Wake Forest, authorities said.

The person, whose name hasn't been released, was in the middle of the road near the highway's intersection with Bird Dog Lane when hit, said Lt. Jeff Gordon, spokesman for the State Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred before daylight, and the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing, Gordon said.

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