RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A person is dead after a crash in Randolph County Monday morning.
It happened on Prospect Street near Turnpike Road around 5:30 a.m.
Troopers said the driver of a Lincoln was going north on Prospect Street when he tried to pass a car going the same direction, went off the roadway, and hit 49-year-old Joseph Rowbottom, who was walking along the other side of the road.
Troopers said Rowbottom died at the scene.
According to Highway Patrol, the area where the crash happened is clearly marked as a no-passing zone.
Investigators are set to meet with the Randolph County District Attorney's Office regarding charges against the driver. The Lincoln driver's license was suspended at the time of the crash.
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