• Troopers investigating after pedestrian struck, killed on I-40 near Conover


    CONOVER, N.C. - The eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Catawba County were closed for nearly two hours overnight after a pedestrian was hit and killed, troopers said.

    The collision happened around 2:30 a.m. in Conover at Exit 133, which is Rock Barn Road.

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    The Highway Patrol has not released the name of the person who died or said what led to the collision.

    The road was reopened around 4:30 a.m.

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