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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  • by WTH Location: enc on Dec 13, 2011 at 04:26 PM
    SO they found the "Second Vehicles" driver and also found some of Wanda's clothes under the car. Yet State Troopers and Police won't be charging him...WTH is going on? And why won't they open comments on the video of them saying this, because they know they are dead wrong for that. This man took a friend, and a Mother..no justice in this case really heats me up!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 at 09:45 AM
    So it appears thst someone has turned themselves in and is in fact the other "VEHICLE" that hit WANDA Ore. Yet no charges are being filed.
  • by no name Location: here on Dec 7, 2011 at 07:16 PM
    If u will just go back to top of page listen to the news it self it tells u at the end second trooper said one car ford van now that the news no he said she said the news
  • by Brenda Location: washington on Dec 7, 2011 at 06:55 PM
    Nothing will never be the same in washington.
  • by Penny Location: Washington on Dec 7, 2011 at 03:29 PM
    Wondering has there been any further information on the second driver of the accident. We need to rally and find out what happened to our friend. Has a reward been offered for any information? Come on BC Sherrif Department don't let this go unsolved!!
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      by Vicky on Dec 8, 2011 at 07:13 AM in reply to Penny
      Good point Penny! I can't believe there hasn't been a reward offered. It seems that her death is a non factor to the BC Sherrif's Dept. It's such a shame there are rewards posted for less serious offenses but no reward to find a driver who possibly killed someone and fled the scene.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 7, 2011 at 07:13 AM
    Such a tragedy, Wanda was the life of the party! Funny, hard working woman and she will be missed!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 6, 2011 at 04:27 PM
    First, I would like to send my deepest sympathy to WANDA's familly and friends. I didn't know her personally but just from passing her in the street and the few conversations, she was really a sweet person. May she Rest in Paradise!!!! After reading all of these comments I must say that some of you people need to seek Christ. Who are we as humans to Judge anyone. "He say, She say" is all that I've seen in these comments. I, myself have heard different stories about the accident but its not my JOB to accuse, convict, or prosecute anyone that was involved. I think that everyone here needs to drop down on their knees and pray to GOD for closure and that this family can be at peace with what has happened to their mother, aunt, sister, grandmother,friend, etc. Despite what any of you "think" happened (because apparently none of you were there when it happened) GOD HAS THE LAST SAY. HE IS THE JUDGE,LAWYER,HEALER,PROSECTOR & ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD BE INVOLVED IN THIS CASE. While I'm Praying for those involved, I'll be praying for you ALL as well.
  • by Scared4lyfe Location: delaware on Dec 5, 2011 at 10:24 PM
    I went out to that road... that is a narrow road a two car lane. One for going in and one for coming out. The extent of damage that the first driver had on his windshield on this small road means he was either speeding or under the influence. There were no tire tracks just one straight line if she was dragged and killed. There is perfect lighting even at night there is no way she would've stepped out in front of that 1 vehicle. She has had a previous bad experience w a car accident and I know for a fact she wouldn't play the roadway close she had a broken leg from that accident had to get hardware frm the hip and leg! Wanda was very careful and I know her personally. I also know the driver and cannot believe the police did not follow procedure and checked fr DUI. We lost someone sooooo special you couldnot imagine! So scrape this under the rug Nooo! Its not done we will not stop! We want justice Now. The first driver would've been seen if he was actually tryin to pull a body out of the roadits so small and speed limit is 25 soooo with that said I don't believe there was a 2nd suv anything and the first car should be charged for even hitting a pedestrian. Vehicle manslaughter is the main charge! U don't deserve a break! I know U! Grrrr
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      by jay on Dec 7, 2011 at 04:04 PM in reply to Scared4lyfe
      I personally know the driver, and if any one think that this was any thing other than a terible accident shame on yall I did not personally know wanda but I went to school with her brother im so sorry for your lost, may god bless you and yor family.
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      by gvegas on Dec 8, 2011 at 05:51 AM in reply to Scared4lyfe
      I agree I known Wanda personally also. She graduated from Beaufort Community College and was very happy caring person of her children and friends. Her children was friends of my children. My last thoughts of her was that she told her kids " Before you walk and get hit by a car I will pick you up". I am having trouble dealing with her death knowing that what she instill in her kids was what lead to her death. Driver please give closer to her family and friends as well as yourself. RIP Wanda and God have mercy on those that had anything to do with your death.
  • by Let it go! Let her RIP! on Dec 5, 2011 at 11:36 AM
    If only we could turn back the hands of time. I would! Its over and done with. It's time to move on. Even if the 1st driver was 100% responsible, he hasn't and won't be charged. Either way, you can't bring her back. It was an awful accident and nothing will ever be the same after 12/2/11. My prayers are with everyone who's been affected by this tragic situation.
  • by Closure. i mispoken on my last post "concern" Location: greenville on Dec 4, 2011 at 04:42 PM
    I mispoken,my apologizes... I meant,they keep saying the first driver was a "good person & he did the right thing" but what "good people CAN'T have an accident" Somebody need to speak up. Her family & friends need closure.. The first driver van,truck whatever needs to be inspected.. The police needs to contact insurance policy owner & see if anyone file a claim with lower body work damage. Ms.Wanda was not a family member of mines & I didn't know her well but it just bother me that no one been charge yet. I think both drivers,if it was 2people needs to be charge. Maybe the first driver be charge with involuntary manlaughter. She's was a pedestrian. They have the right away. Someone was speeding.. if they was going the speed limit,maybe Ms.Wanda will be till alive. Either u suppose to be slowing down to get to the stop sign or turning the corner. Either way they should of been going under the speed limit bc the stop sign was approaching. God give this family closure. Like I said before,I didn't know her but it just bother me how she left this world.. Praying God for closure
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      by Concerned & Hurting Too on Dec 4, 2011 at 07:11 PM in reply to Closure. i mispoken on my last post "concern"
      Ah, I understand now what you meant.

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