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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man was hit and killed on Cedar Hill Road in Brunswick County this morning. Highway Patrol says a truck passed a school bus in a passing zone around 6 a.m. and hit 61-year-old Samuel Howard Peterson who was walking in the road.

The bus was traveling East on Cedar Hill Road and was not stopped or picking up any students at the time of the accident.

The driver of the truck, John Hinson, told investigators he did not see Peterson walking in the street because it was before daylight. Both the truck and the bus, which Highway Patrol Sgt. Matthew Hardee says he believes had children on it at the time of the accident, stopped feet away from where Peterson was hit.

Troopers say Peterson died at the scene. The accident is under investigation, but not charges have been filed at this time.

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Guest11111111
2016 years 2 months ago

Everyone is arguing about how the bus wasn’t stopped. No it wasn’t stopped but that doesn’t mean you have to rant about it and make a big deal. Then after your rant you say praying for everyone involoved. Half of you have probably never wittinessed what I had to that morning. Just calm down and think a second. Is it really worth arguing with a person you don’t know about whether they’re right or wrong?

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Guest211
2016 years 2 months ago

THE SCHOOL BUS WASN’T STOPPED. THE MAN PASSING WAS IN TOO BIG OF A HURRY TO STAY BEHIND A SLOW MOVING SCHOOL BUS AS ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE, BECAUSE THEY MAKE FREQUENT STOPS.SINCE IT WAS DARK, I DOUBT MANY OF THE SCHOOL CHILDREN SAW THE ACCIDENT.I COULD BE WRONG, BUT THATS MY OPION.

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patience
2016 years 2 months ago

I am acquainted with the family and know they would not want anyone to be passing judgment.They are not pasing blame and would not want anyone to be doing so unjustifiable. Keep MrPeterson’s family in mind as Iknow their prayers are with the driver as this is something he has to live with and adjust to.He too is a victim.

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