Man fatally struck by vehicle on Caratoke Highway

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CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — North Carolina Highway Patrol says a man was hit and killed by a vehicle on Caratoke Highway Wednesday night.

Police say 78-year-old Hugh Crummette was trying to cross the roadway near the BP gas station in Point Harbor at about 8:58 p.m. when he was hit.

Investigators say the road was not lit in the area and Crummette was wearing dark clothes.

Neither drugs nor alcohol appear to be a factor in the accident, according to police.

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