Update: Woman Killed While Standing On NC Coastal Highway

Funeral services are set in the mysterious death of an Onslow County teen who died on new years eve.

A memorial service for 18 year-old Caroline Cromer will take place Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Richlands.

Troopers say Cromer was found dead around 10 pm new years eve on U.S. 17 in Holly Ridge.

The victim's mother says her daughter had been visiting friends in the area.

A number of drivers called authorities to say they saw a woman standing in the northbound lanes of the four lane highway.

Police believe the death was the result of a hit and run and efforts are under way to find the vehicle involved.

Investigators are still awaiting toxicology report.

The family has asked in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church in Richlands or to Richlands High School Girls Soccer Club.

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Authorities are trying to figure out why a woman was killed standing on one of the main highways along North Carolina's coast.

Troopers told The Daily News of Jacksonville that Caroline Cromer was found dead around 10 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 17 in Holly Ridge. Her mother says she was visiting friends in the area.

Authorities say several motorists called police to say they saw a woman standing in the northbound lanes of the four-lane highway before Cromer's body was found.

Troopers have ruled the incident a hit-and-run and are trying to find the vehicle that struck the woman and figure out why she was standing in the road on New Year's Eve.

Investigators are waiting for toxicology reports from Cromer's autopsy.


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