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Woman, struck by truck in Chapel Hill, dies

Posted May 17, 2008 10:18 p.m. EDT
Updated May 18, 2008 6:29 a.m. EDT

— A female pedestrian died after being struck by a truck on Weaver Dairy Road at Perkins Driver around 8:45 p.m. Saturday.

The woman, who appeared to be around age 40, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the truck was driven by a man, who was not seriously injured.

The wreck occurred in an area of the roadway that does not have a designated crosswalk for pedestrians, investigators said.

Officers did not release the names of the pedestrian or driver. Police said they continue to investigate the wreck.

The woman's death marked the second fatal pedestrian accident in Chapel Hill in the past week. On Thursday, Lisa Carolyn Moran, 20, of Scotland, was trying to cross a street, on the south campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, when a bus struck her.