A 72-year-old man died Thursday night when he was hit by a car while crossing N.C. 10 in Newton, police said.
Charles Patrick Wilkinson of Newton was pronounced dead at the scene at about 7:15 p.m.
The 17-year-old driver told police he struck an unknown object in the middle of the road. He stopped, walked back to the scene and saw that he’d hit a pedestrian, police said. Wilkinson was hit near the intersection with Goforth Road and Neighbors Lane.
Police have not said whether charges will be filed in the case but that the investigation is continuing.