North Carolina woman killed in hit and run while trying to cross highway

Published 9:45 pm Friday, October 29, 2021

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A woman attempting to cross a five-lane highway was killed when she was struck by a car whose driver didn’t stop, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said.

The patrol told news outlets that Amy Jo Tyndall, 43, and a second person were trying to cross N.C. Highway 11 near Ashland Drive juts outside of Kinston in Lenoir County around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. The highway has four travel lanes, a center turn lane and was not lighted, the patrol said.

Tyndall was in the roadway when a vehicle traveling north hit her and kept going, the patrol said, adding that she died at the scene.

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The second pedestrian, who was not identified, wasn’t hurt, according to the patrol.