Holly Springs man dies after being hit by car, police say

From staff reportsJune 16, 2014 

— Police charged a 20-year-old man with driving while impaired in the wake of an accident Saturday night that killed a pedestrian.

Officers also charged Darrius Cortez Gilbert of 600 Pyracantha Drive in Holly Springs with driving after consuming alcohol while under 21 years old.

Jesse Lemar Lawrence, 33, of Holly Springs was struck at N.C. Highway 55 and New Hill Road about 11 p.m. Saturday, police said.

He died early Sunday of his injuries after doctors tried to save him at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh.

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