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NC firefighter finds wife dead on emergency call

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WILMINGTON -- A volunteer firefighter found his wife dead when he responded to a hit-and-run call on a rural North Carolina road. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Jamie Kornegay of Penderlea Fire Department in Pender County was responding Monday to the call and found his wife lying in the road near their home. Kornegay says 30-year-old Amy Suzanne Kornegay was on a regular walk with her cousin when she was struck by a pickup truck. The North Carolina Highway Patrol was investigating the incident and the 71-year-old driver hadn't been arrested. Her husband said his wife was a substitute elementary school teacher and a part-time accounting clerk. The Kornegays had two sons. WWAY will update this story as the information becomes available. (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Kornegay. Tomorrow Feb. 25, will be the 1 year anniversary of my sister Victoria Porter who was also killed on hwy 53 in Burgaw by a hit and run driver. We never found the person who hit my sister. Althouth I did not know the Kornegay's personally, I do know some of the family and I can empathize with all of their grief. The loss of a loved one is terrible but when they are so young and have children it makes it even worse. My sister was 48 and her children were at least older. I am so sorry that this family is having to deal with this and that her husband found her in that shape. God bless this family through this awful time. Jenny DeLacerda