A woman named Dorothea Ridenour was killed by a hit-and-run driver near Laurinburg, North Carolina last Wednesday. The wreck happened around 5:30 am as Ms. Ridenour walked to work along US Highway 74 Business. According to available information, as she was walking, a man driving a pickup hit her from behind knocking her into a ditch.
Available information indicates that Ms. Ridenour was wearing reflective clothing including a reflective shirt and a reflective hat. She was found by co-workers from the plant where she worked when she did not make it into work that morning.
Police have located the vehicle involved in the collision and the vehicle is associated with Aberdeen Coca-Cola Bottling Company. The driver of the vehicle is expected to be charged in the collision.
This is a very tragic accident and the family of Ms. Ridenour has our deepest sympathies.