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Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle crash this morning involving a pedestrian at 101 N. Scottswood Blvd. off Highway 70 about a mile outside the Hillsborough town limits.

Upon arrival, emergency personnel located Nell Richardson, 98, of Hillsborough, in front of the Food Lion. She had been struck by a vehicle as she crossed the parking lot toward the store. Richardson was transported to Duke Hospital by Orange County EMS where she succumbed to her injuries. 

Charges are possible pending the conclusion of the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing. More information will be released when it becomes available.