Three hit by car

December 11, 2008 9:00:00 PM PST
A woman is dead and two of her family members are hurt after they were hit by a car along a dark road in Chapel Hill.It happened along Highway 54 west of the South Columbia Street Bridge around 10:30 Thursday night.

Investigators say it appears the 42-year-old Gloria Espinosa Balderas and six others were trying to cross the highway when three were struck.

There was heavy damage to the car that hit them - including a smashed windshield. Balderas died at the scene of the accident. The two family members were rushed to UNC Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say there was no pedestrian crosswalk at the unlit section of Highway 54 they were walking on.

The investigation continues. No charges have been filed.


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