UPDATE: Pedestrians killed in traffic incident identified
Published 3:10 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2019
UPDATE: Sources in Virginia are identifying the two people killed in yesterday’s traffic accident as Alan Nicolette Jr. and his wife Holly Nicolette, of Mechanicsville, Virginia. Holly was a teacher at Hanover County Public School.
The school’s principal sent a message to parents, teachers and staff on Facebook:
“Dear South Anna Families, Faculty, and Staff,
I am writing to share heartbreaking news with you. Yesterday evening, I was informed of the sudden passing of one of our 5th-grade teachers, Mrs. Nicolette, and her husband who were involved in a tragic accident while on vacation in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. On behalf of the entire South Anna community, I want to extend our deepest sympathy to their family and loved ones for their unimaginable loss.”
Holly Nicolette served as a fourth and fifth grade teacher at South Anna for 13 years.
Kitty Hawk Police say the driver of the pickup that struck and killed two pedestrians fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the center line and struck two adults and a child.
On Monday at around 2:30 p.m., a group of six people were walking north on N.C. 12 near Maynard Street on the southbound side on the shoulder of the road. Police say the pedestrians were following state law when they were struck from behind by a pickup truck.
The victims, an adult man and woman, were flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where they died from their injuries. A child was treated for minor injuries and released from the Outer Banks Hospital.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrians was interviewed. Charges against the driver are currently pending. The investigation is ongoing.