Lawn tractor driver killed in crash with 18-wheeler

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WINDSOR, N.C. (WAVY) — A woman was killed Monday night while riding her lawn tractor on U.S. Route 13, just outside the town of Windsor.

Trooper J.C. Copeland with the North Carolina Highway Patrol said the woman was traveling in the right-hand lane about two-tenths of a mile outside town limits when she was hit by an 18-wheeler around 8 p.m.

She has been identified as 49-year-old Norma Jean Haney of Windsor.

Copeland said Haney was wearing dark clothing and the tractor trailer driver said he didn’t see her.

The tractor trailer driver, a 48-year-old man from Washington, N.C., was not injured.Copeland said no charges are pending against him for the crash.

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