KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. – An 82-year-old man died on Monday after reportedly being hit by a pickup truck driven by a 90-year-old man.
Officials say that Robert Rawlings of West Virginia was visiting the area when he was hit by the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado around 9 a.m., while walking with a friend.
Rawlings friend attempted to save him from being hit, but was unable to.
90-year-old Harvey Sourbeer had allegedly turned left from W. Landing Drive onto US 158 and struck Rawlings, who was crossing the road in a crosswalk area.
Officials say that Rawlings had the right of way.
Sourbeer has been charged with Misdemeanor Death by Motor Vehicle and was placed under a $10,000 unsecured bond.
Officials say that Rawlings was not at fault for the incident in any way. He was crossing the road in properly marked crosswalk. The light was green for him to cross and the light was functioning properly. Those are the pertinent facts surrounding the circumstances of the collision, according to officials.
The emergency response and investigation required the shut down of US 158 for approximately one hour.
Kill Devil Hills Fire Department, Dare County EMS and the Dare County Sheriff’s Office responded to this incident.
Kill Devil Hills Police Department says it is an active participant in the Watch for Me NC campaign which aims to reduce bicycle and pedestrian injuries and deaths through public education, community engagement and high visibility law enforcement.