Pedestrian killed in Whiteville

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UPDATE: Victim identified.

The woman struck and killed on J.K. Powell Boulevard Saturday night has been identified.
The Whiteville Police said Khadijah Bellamy, 26, was struck and killed by a vehicle near the intersection of West Burkhead and Powell. The call went out at 10:11 p.m.
Bellamy was struck by a vehicle driven by Jason Jackson of Whiteville. Bellamy had a Fayetteville address.

Whiteville Rescue, Whiteville Fire and Whiteville Police responded. The Highway Patrol was called to assist.
Bellamy was transported to Columbus Regional where she was pronounced dead.

The intersection and the immediate area have been the scene of number of pedestrian related crashes. The city and the Department of Transportation installed walk/don’t walk signs at the crossing a number of years ago.

The area is one of those targeted for improvements in the U.S. 701 Bypass “Super Street” project.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Lt. T. Riggins at 642.5111.

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