By DEUCE NIVEN
An area man reportedly laying in the roadway at dawn Thursday died after being struck by a car, Columbus County Assistant Coroner William Hannah said.
Tyrone Bellamy, 35, of Grice Road, Chadbourn, died on Clarendon Chadbourn Road near Mercer Road about 5:30 a.m., Hannah said.
Glenda McDuffie, 35, of Paul Barns Road, was on her way to work as a correctional officer at Tabor Correctional Institution when she struck Bellamy, Trooper Brian Capps of the North Carolina Highway Patrol said.
Because McDuffie said Bellamy was laying in the road, investigators initially suspected he had been hit by another vehicle that had left the area, Hannah said.
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