Woman, dog hit by box truck, killed near Cary, officials and witnesses say

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) – A woman walking two dogs was hit by a truck and killed Friday morning near Cary, according to a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper at the scene.

The incident was reported just before 6:40 a.m. on Penny Road near Kildaire Farm Road.

According to the trooper, a 65-year-old woman was wearing a reflector vest while walking on Penny Road when she was hit. Witnesses told authorities that the woman was walking two dogs.

Officials said the woman was in the roadway when she was hit but it’s not known how far into the road she was.

According to witnesses, both dogs were also hit. One was killed, but another ran off and has not been located.

Authorities told CBS 17 that witnesses reported a white box truck was the vehicle that hit the woman and dogs and that the truck should be missing the passenger-side mirror.

According to troopers, the truck driver called 911 once he saw a news alert on his phone and realized he had just been driving on Penny Road.

Troopers said the driver makes deliveries for Lowes Foods and he waited at the supermarket located at Cary Parkway and Tryon Road so he could speak with police.

Cary police interviewed the driver and his story matched with what happened, authorities said.

The name of the woman who was killed has not been released, nor has the name of the driver.

It’s not known at this time if any charges will be filed.

Penny Road from Belgium Drive to Loch Highlands Drive was closed for a little under two hours.

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