Greene County man killed while walking along dark highway

GREENE COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Troopers say an Eastern Carolina man is dead after being hit by a vehicle while walking in the road.

It happened around 1:15 a.m. Thursday morning in Greene County.

Trooper Robert Carraway says that 59-year-old Wesley Hilliard was walking along Fort Run Road when a vehicle being driven by 35-year-old Felecia McGee hit him.

The trooper says McGee was unable to avoid hitting Hilliard because of a combination of speed and the time at night. McGee will not be charged in the accident.

Trooper Carraway says that both Hilliard and McGee live in the Fort Run Road area. Carraway says he was told the victim regularly walked the road to a friend's house then returned home later.