Pedestrian struck and killed on 264

Published 9:44 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012

An unidentified pedestrian died after being hit by at least two motorists on U.S. Highway 264 at Smaw Road near the Beaufort County Board of Education Tuesday evening. (WDN Photos/Mona Moore)

An unidentified woman died after she was struck by at least two vehicles around 6 p.m. Tuesday at John Small Avenue (U.S. Highway 264) and Smaw Road, according to N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper J.P. Howard.

The woman was apparently lying in the street when she was struck by a Toyota Highlander SUV and then a Ford pickup truck, according to Howard. Both motorists stopped after the incident.

It was unclear whether the woman had been the victim of a hit-and-run or had collapsed in the road.

The victim, who was wearing flip-flops at the time of the incident, had identification on her but officials were not releasing any details pending notification of her family.

Jennifer Willis of Aurora arrived at the scene shortly after the incident.

“I’ve already done my crying because it was truly terrifying to see,” Wills said. “I just feel sorry for the family. That it’s so close to Thanksgiving just makes it worse.”