UPDATE: Beaufort Co. Accident Victim's Name Released

The Highway Patrol has released the name of the woman killed on Mill Road in Chocowinity Monday. First Sergeant B.L. Craft says 41-year-old Wanda Ore of Chocowinity was killed about a mile from her home.

First Sgt. Craft says a Ford van hit Ore around 5:45 p.m. Monday. Troopers say while Ore was lying in the road, she was hit by a dark SUV that left the scene of the accident. Troopers think the SUV may have damage to the lower front end of the vehicle.

Troopers said Monday night that a SUV hit the woman and fled the scene, but later said that didn't happen. Tuesday morning, the Highway Patrol clarified that there was a hit and run component to the accident.

First Sgt. Craft says the driver of the van who did not flee the scene will not face charges.

The Highway Patrol asks any witnesses to the accident call them at (252) 946-7731.


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A woman is dead after Highway Patrol says she was hit by a vehicle.

First Sergeant B.L. Craft says the crash happened around 5:45 p.m. Monday on Mill Road behind the Family Dollar on Highway 33 in Chocowinity in Beaufort County.

Witnesses say the woman was either walking in the street, or stepped out when a Ford passenger car hit her. That driver stopped, and troopers are investigating whether or not he will face charges.

At the scene Sergeant Craft said they were looking for a black SUV that also struck the woman and kept going with front end damage.

Later Trooper B.A. Davis told us only one vehicle, a Ford van was involved, and that this is not a hit and run accident.

Authorities are using a cell phone and some personal items at the scene to identify the victim.


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The Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit and run accident in Beaufort County where a woman was struck by two different vehicles and killed.

First Sergeant B.L. Craft says the crash happened around 5:45 p.m. Monday on Mill Road behind the Family Dollar on Highway 33 in Chocowinity.

Witnesses say the woman was either walking in the street, or stepped out when a Ford passenger car hit her. That driver stopped, and troopers are investigating whether or not he will face charges. Troopers then say a second vehicle, a black SUV, struck and dragged the victim and kept going. The vehicle headed West on Highway 33. Troopers say they're looking for a black SUV with front end damage.

Authorities are using a cell phone and some personal items at the scene to identify the victim.


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