Diana Davis Johnson : “Pedestrian Fatally Struck on US 64 in Chatham County, North Carolina”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Chatham County, N.C. – A tragic accident occurred on December 2 when a pedestrian was fatally struck while walking on US 64 in Chatham County. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reported that the incident took place around 3 a.m. According to troopers, a woman was walking east on US 64 West when she was struck in the face by the passenger-side mirror of a truck that was driving west on US 64. The woman, identified as Diana Davis Johnson, 49, of Siler City, sadly did not survive the collision.

The accident occurred under very foggy weather conditions, which likely contributed to the tragic incident. Investigators from the crash reconstruction unit were able to identify the make and model of the truck as a 2020 or newer Chevy/GMC 2500. Pieces of the mirror were found at the scene, and it was determined that the truck is missing its passenger-side mirror.

Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in gathering more information about the incident. If anyone has any information about the truck or the accident, they are urged to contact the North Carolina State Highway Patrol at (919) 742-2124 from Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or (336) 334-5500 on weekdays after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of pedestrian safety, especially during adverse weather conditions. It is crucial for drivers to exercise caution and remain vigilant, particularly when visibility is reduced due to fog or other weather-related factors. Pedestrians should also take necessary precautions and ensure they are visible to drivers, especially when walking along roadways.

The community is urged to come together and support the family and friends of Diana Davis Johnson during this difficult time. Accidents like these are devastating for everyone involved, and it is essential to offer compassion and support to those affected.

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