COOLEEMEE, N.C.-- A 23 year-old woman died Friday afternoon after she was hit by a tractor-trailer on Highway 801 west in Cooleemee.
Police Chief Bobby West tells WFMY News 2 that witnesses said the woman was standing on the side of the highway and for some reason walked into the path of the truck.
The truck driver told investigators he felt and bump and knew he had hit something. He pulled over and saw that he had hit the woman, he saw standing on the side of the road.
Chief West identified the victim as Angelica Loj, 23.
The accident is still under investigation. Chief said they have no idea why the woman walked into the path of the truck.
No charges are expected to be filed against the truck driver, Chief West said.