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Two women struck by vehicles near Rolesville; one dead

Two vehicles hit two women, killing one of them, on N.C. Highway 96 near Rolesville at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

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ROLESVILLE, N.C. — Two vehicles hit two women, killing one of them, on N.C. Highway 96 near Rolesville at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Troopers said the women, who were friends, were trying to cross the highway. The first woman got across the road, but the second woman, Diane Reid Babu, 46, of 3043 Lake Wheeler Road, Apt. I in Raleigh, was struck by a Honda Civic and died.

The first woman, whose name was not released, went back to check on her friend and was struck by a pickup truck, troopers said. She suffered a broken leg.

Charges will not be filed against the drivers, troopers said.

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