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Woman dies after vehicle strikes her

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A 55-year-old Roanoke Rapids area woman died this morning after she was struck by a vehicle on Highway 48 at Grant Drive.

Trooper W.C. Wheeler of the state Highway Patrol said the collision occurred shortly after 6:30 a.m.

He said Hilda Arp was standing on the center yellow highway line at the time she was struck. A southbound vehicle swerved and missed her but a northbound vehicle struck her.

It was not clear why she was standing in the roadway.

No charges will be filed against the driver who struck her, the trooper said.

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