NC trooper hits, kills 80-year-old man

SALEMBERG - Investigators said a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper hit and killed an 80-year-old man as he crossed the street.

The Sampson Independent reported Trooper Emory Brown had been placed on administrative leave.

Trooper Brown was driving his patrol vehicle when he hit and killed Otis Parker, 80, Tuesday night on Highway 242 in Salemberg in Sampson County, investigators said.

Authorities said Parker was crossing the road when he was hit.

The Highway Patrol said it could take several weeks before more details are released.

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