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Update: Name Released In Pedestrian Vs. Vehicle Accident

New information about the pedestrian struck by a car just before midnight Monday.

Highway Patrol Troopers say that 70-year-old Bobby Lang was walking along Pactolus Highway near Charles Buck Drive when, witness say, he decided to cross the highway. That's when Lang was struck by an oncoming car.

Troopers say, the driver, 18-year-old Alec Corey, was not speeding and no charges will be filed in the case.

Both were taken to Vidant Medical Center where Corey was released with minor injuries, however, troopers say, Lang is still in serious condition.

Witnesses say, Lang was wearing dark clothing at the time.


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Troopers told WITN the pedestrian hit by a vehicle just ten minutes before the New Year began was taken to Vidant Medical Center after suffering serious injuries.

Investigators said say they received a report of a person getting hit by a car at 11:50 p.m. Monday at Pactolus Highway and Charles Buck Rd. in Pitt County.

Fire and EMS crews were on scene for the wreck. Troopers have not yet released the names of those involved, their conditions, or any charges in this case.


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The Highway Patrol is investigating a pedestrian getting hit by a vehicle in Pitt County.

Dispatchers say they received a report of a person getting hit by a car at 11:50 p.m. Monday at Pactolus Highway and Charles Buck Rd. in Pitt County.

Dispatchers say fire and EMS crews were sent to the scene. However, it's not clear if anyone was injured or how seriously. We'll keep you posted as we get more details.


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