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Accident victim identified

Published 6:37pm Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The North Carolina Highway Patrol released the identity of a woman killed when two vehicles struck her Tuesday night.
The incident happened at around 6 p.m. on John Small Road at the intersection of Smaw Road, according to N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper J.P. Howard.
The driver of a Ford truck said he saw Grimesland resident Shakevia Lawson, 22, fall into the street and could do nothing to avoid her, said First Sgt. Brandon Craft.
Lawson had fallen into the road with her head across the white line, Craft said. She died of her injuries at the scene.
A second vehicle, a Toyota Highlander SUV, then struck the woman. Both motorists stopped after the incident.
Craft said no charges would be filed against either driver. He also said there was no indication that any other vehicle had hit Lawson as she stood on the side of the road. The only visible trauma was to her head, Craft said.
“We don’t know why she ended up in the road like she did,” Craft said. “It’s a sad situation.”
Lawson had just left Vidant Beaufort Hospital. Craft said he did not know whether or not she had been released or left on her own and did not indicate why she had been treated.

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