Prominent Raleigh defense lawyer killed while crossing street

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Thursday, June 18, 2020
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Gary Presnell was killed while crossing Wilmington Street in Raleigh on Wednesday afternoon.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Gary Presnell, a well-known and respected Raleigh defense lawyer, was killed in a traffic accident Wednesday afternoon.

Presnell was crossing Wilmington Street in Raleigh when he was hit by a car, according to a police report.

According to police, he was in a marked crosswalk when he was hit.

The driver, 69-year-old Rosa Underwood McLean, of Raleigh, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.