UPDATE: Driver charged after fatal pedestrian crash in Lenoir County

Published: Dec. 2, 2019 at 9:08 AM EST
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A 71-year-old woman has died and a driver is charged after a fatal crash in Lenoir County.

Highway Patrol says 71-year-old Maxine Smith from Kinston was walking on the shoulder of Pauls Path Road when the driver crossed the center line while trying to pass another car, ran off the road and hit her.

Police say 49-year-old Anthony Ham from Kinston went left of center to try to pass another vehicle and hit Smith.

She died at the scene and Ham only had minor injuries.

Ham was charged with misdemeanor death by a motor vehicle, revoked tag and operating a vehicle without insurance.

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