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Garner police report male pedestrian fatally struck on U.S. 70

A man was killed Wednesday night after being struck by a car on Timber Drive north of U.S. 70, Garner police said on Twitter.

At 8:14 p.m. police said officers were investigating a collision involving a pedestrian who had been taken in critical condition to WakeMed Hospital.

At 8:44 p.m., police tweeted that the man had died.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

The accident happened within hours of two other pedestrian fatalities in the Triangle.

Scout Undercoffer, an eighth-grader at Holly Grove Middle School, was fatally struck by an SUV while crossing N.C. 55 in Holly Springs Wednesday evening, officials say.

The girl entered the road unexpectedly, and the driver was unable to stop, said town spokesman Mark Andrews.

In Raleigh, Melvin Hargett, 59, was fatally struck about 7:49 p.m. at the intersection of Six Forks and East Millbrook roads while running across the street, Raleigh police said.

The driver of the vehicle was in custody, but no charges had been filed, according to a news release.

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