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Moore County teen hit, killed by car near Pinehurst

A pedestrian died early Thursday after being hit by a car in front of the Hickory Tavern restaurant in Pinehurst, Moore County authorities said.

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PINEHURST, N.C. — A 17-year-old from Southern Pines died early Thursday after being hit by a car in the 1900 block of U.S. Highway 15-501 near Pinehurst, state Highway Patrol officials said. 

According to investigators, Timothy Jeremiah Reeder and a 15-year-old were walking in the roadway about 5 a.m. when Reeder was hit by a 2009 Nissan Altima. 

William Gardner Mullen, 42, of Southern Pines, was the driver of the car. He was traveling northbound on U.S. 15-501 when he saw the teens and swerved, authorities said. Mullen was unable to avoid hitting Reeder. 

Speed and alcohol were not a factor in the crash, and troopers said they do not anticipate filing charges against Mullen. 

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