Smithfield man killed by car while walking on US 70 near Clayton

From staff reportsJanuary 21, 2014 

— A 25-year-old Smithfield man was hit by a car and killed when he was walking on U.S. 70 near Smithfield early Sunday morning, the State Highway Patrol said.

Thomas David Dudley IV of Smithfield was on the eastbound side of the highway about 3 miles southeast of Clayton shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday, troopers reported.

Kelsey Brown of Smithfield was driving a Toyota Corolla east when she saw a man standing in the road and was unable to avoid hitting him even though she slammed on her brakes and swerved in an effort to avoid him, troopers said.

Dudley had been in an argument with his girlfriend earlier, and she had dropped him off along the road, the report said.

No charges were filed.

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