Elderly Woman Struck And Killed While Walking To Mailbox

Photo by Thomas Honeycutt

An 80 year-old woman was struck and killed while crossing the road to check her mailbox.  The accident was reported around 5:20pm Monday in the 3000 block of Jonesboro Road near Dunn.

According to reports, a 73 year-old Benson man was traveling northbound on Jonesboro Road.  Due to the darkness, drizzle and haze he did not see Fleta Wood who had walked into the road into the path of his vehicle.  Ms. Wood died at the scene.

Speed nor alcohol were contributing factors. No charges are expected to be filed.