Dover Man Hit, Killed By Truck

A Craven County man is dead after the Highway Patrol says a pick-up truck hit him walking down the road.

Trooper Riggs with the NC Highway Patrol says 54-year-old Wendell Murphy of Dover was killed Thursday night. He was struck by a GMC pick-up truck from behind on Old 70 in Dover, which is the main road in the town. The accident happened around 7 p.m.

Trooper Riggs says Murphy was wearing dark clothing when he was walking in the east-bound lane of the street. The truck was driving the speed limit, which is 45 mph, in the same direction as Murphy was walking. After reconstructing the accident, the Highway Patrol determined it would have been almost impossible for the driver to have seen Murphy. No charges will be filed.

Murphy was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville from the accident scene, but he did not survive his injuries.

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