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Pender County hit and run brings up issue of speed limit

Thirty-year-old Amy Kornegay, better known as Suzanne, was returning from her nightly walk Monday night. She was only a few hundred yards from home when she was struck and killed by a pick-up truck. Pender County Highway Patrol has charged seventy-one-year old Amon Hall with felony hit-and-run and a misdemeanor for failing to file an accident report after the accident. Highway patrol said Hall hit Kornegay then drove off, but later returned to the scene. Volunteer firefighter Jamie Kornegay, the victim’s husband, was one of the first to respond. Neighbors say something needs to change along Camp Kirkwood Road. “It doesn't surprise me that it did happen, especially right there,” said Susan Lloyd, a Watha resident. “It was 6 o'clock at night, so it was almost dark and they were coming around that curve. We need to make it less than 55 all the way out to 117.” Kornegay was a substitute teacher at Penderlea School and a clerk at Knowles Accounting in Wallace. The family will hold funeral services tomorrow at Padgett Funeral Home in Wallace. Kornegay is survived by her husband and two sons, 11-year-old Brodie and 6-year-old Colby. The family has started a memorial fund. For more information contact the Bank of America in Wallace.

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I hope the kid comes out allright. I have to say though I notice on here that people are not bashing this elderly person for running down a kid. I GUARANTEE if it had been a younger person they would be bashing them. Sad how that works. I do agree though that after a certain age everyone should have to submit to a driving test!

yet another reason

Senior citizens should be required to renew their Drivers License more often than every 8 years. A renewal process that would require a driving test. I will pray for his soul. If he had stopped she may still be with us. My condolences to the family of the lost.

oh god that is so horrible

oh god that is so horrible and tragic ,my deepest sympathys to the family ,oh lord bless those people whom are having to deal with this tragedy,what a sad accident i cant even begin to grasp the feeling of having to arrive as a volunteer fire personell and finding out it is your wife ,this is so sad . lord i send my blessings and prayers of a thousand heavens to this family .