Man hit and killed by driver passing school bus

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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