TROOPERS: No Charges In Snowplow Vs. Pedestrian Death

The Highway Patrol says there will be no charges brought against a state worker after his snowplow struck and killed a man Saturday night.

It happened about 7 p.m. in Wayne County along Highway 70, near the Johnston County line.

Mark Walston of Goldsboro was walking along the highway when the DOT snowplow struck him, authorities said.

Troopers say Walston was walking in the westbound lane, and the snowplow was westbound as well. Authorities say the 21-year-old man was wearing dark clothing and there was poor visibility so the driver will not be charged.


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A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a NC Department of Transportation snowplow Saturday night in Eastern Carolina.

It happened about 7 p.m. in Wayne County along Highway 70, near the Johnston County line.

Mark Walston, age 21 of Goldsboro, was walking along the road when the DOT snowplow struck him, authorities said.

"It probably was more of a visibility issue in that type of incident. I just hate if for all parties involved, really, for our driver and the family as well," said Chris Pendergraph with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.