Gastonia pedestrian struck, killed by van

A Gastonia woman trying to cross a dimly lit road Tuesday night was struck and killed by a van, Gastonia police said Wednesday. Thelma Jean Featherstone, 54, was walking across the 100 block of East Hudson Boulevard about 6 p.m. Tuesday, Gastonia police Sgt. K.C. McCabe said. She was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia by Gaston County EMS, where she died. No charges will be filed in connection with the accident, McCabe said. Adam Bell