Sawmills man struck, killed by car

Driver not charged
May. 23, 2014 @ 07:12 PM

A Sawmills resident walking along U.S. 321A Thursday night was struck from behind and killed around 9:30 p.m., the N.C. Highway Patrol reported.

Gary Von Lunsford, 52, of 4450 Rual Drive, was about a quarter-mile from home when the driver of a 2014 Nissan, identified as Christina Thompson, struck Lunsford from behind near Baker Circle. Lunsford was wearing dark clothing, and the impact was in an unlit area, the Highway Patrol said.

Lunsford died at the scene. Thompson, 43, of Burns Road in Granite Falls, was not charged.