Hit-and-run driver kills NCDOT employee cleaning up debris on side of road in Wilson County

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Friday, August 12, 2022
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A North Carolina Department of Transportation employee was hit and killed on the side of the road Friday.

WILSON, N.C. (WTVD) -- A North Carolina Department of Transportation employee was hit and killed on the side of the road Friday.

It happened in Wilson County along US 264 Alternate.

NCDOT said Anna Bradshaw was operating the stop/slow paddle to help traffic get around a tree that had fallen in the road when a vehicle crashed into her. After the collision, the driver of the vehicle drove off.

NC State Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal hit-and-run crash. ABC11 has reached out for more details about the case.

An NCDOT spokesperson described Bradshaw as "dedicated" and "hard-working." They said she had been working for the agency for 11 years.

Bradshaw's death comes just hours after NCDOT teamed up with State Highway Patrol to release a video reminding drivers to move over when they pass stopped emergency vehicles.

A few weeks ago SHP Trooper Joseph Atwell was hit by a drunken driver while on the side of a Wake County highway.

In North Carolina, it is required by law for all drivers to slow down and move over, when possible, when they see emergency vehicles on the side of any road.