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Man hit, killed by vehicle while walking on Highway 321

GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A man is dead after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 321. What he was carrying has troopers wondering where he came from.

North Carolina Highway Patrol says the victim was carrying paperwork from the Gaston County Jail. It is not clear if he was just released, or if he knew someone who just came out of jail.

Troopers say the man in his 20's was walking dangerously close to the shoulder line along Highway 321 around one Thursday morning. When he was struck, the impact of the collision sent him off to the side of the road.

Authorities say the driver did not have a cell phone. So he left the scene and headed home to call for help. Troopers say Dallas police pulled the driver over on a traffic stop. That's when he told police what happened.

Troopers say it does not appear the driver will face any charges.

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