Police say a Whitefield man was killed while crossing road to get mail

Published: Jul. 10, 2019 at 5:07 PM EDT
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The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said a man crossing the High Tide Road in Whitefield to get his mail Tuesday was struck by a car and killed.

Officials identify the victim as 64-year-old Christopher Simpson.

Police said Simpson was crossing the road around 5 p.m. when a car came around a bend, and the driver was unable to avoid striking Simpson.