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Police: Highway Patrol SUV strikes pedestrian in Raleigh

Posted January 1, 2017 2:03 p.m. EST
Updated January 2, 2017 11:03 a.m. EST

Pedestrian crossing

— An SUV owned by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol struck a pedestrian early Sunday morning, according to officials with the Raleigh Police Department.

Officials said Chanel Horne, 22, of Garner, was crossing Peace Street around 3:30 p.m. when she was struck by the vehicle driven by Charles Alston Jr., 47, of Raleigh. Horne was not in a crosswalk, authorities said.

According to a wreck report released by police, Horne "had an odor of alcohol emanating from her person."

Horne was transported to WakeMed with non-life-threatening injuries. The incident is under investigation.

Another incident involving an emergency official occurred on Sunday afternoon when a sheriff's deputy was involved in a single-car wreck at Highway 70 and Greenfield Parkway in Garner. Officials said the deputy was transported to a hospital as a precaution but suffered no injuries.