CLAYTON — A Clayton woman died Friday morning when she was hit by a car after getting out of her own car, which had crashed into a guardrail near N.C. 42 on the Clayton Bypass, U.S. 70, the State Highway Patrol reported.
The accidents shut down the road for about two hours during the morning commute.
Racheal Francine Osborne, 23, was standing by the drivers door of her car, which had come to rest across the westbound lanes of the road after she lost control of it about 6:35 a.m., Sgt. Chris Lawrance said.
A Ford SUV driven by Carlton Overby, 65, of Wilsons Mills struck Osborne and then her car, Lawrance said.
Osbornes car was knocked into a third car that was in the turn lane to go right onto N.C. 42.
Troopers were able to reopen one lane of the road during the heavy drive time, but the other lane was closed until later in the morning.