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Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Burlington ID’d by police

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — A woman who was killed when a vehicle hit her in Burlington Sunday night has been ID’d by police.

Police responded to the corner of North Church Street and Fulton Street around 9 p.m. where they found the woman in the roadway.

Donzelette Thaxton, 44, of 707 Tucker St., Burlington, was taken to Alamance Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police say she was wearing dark clothing and it appeared she was out walking when she was struck.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as John Brincefield of Burlington who was operating a 1996 Chevrolet Corisica.

A witness indicated that Brincefield had a green light while traveling west on Fisher Street and appeared to be obeying all other traffic laws at the time of the accident.

Brincefield stopped and immediately and awaited Law Enforcements arrival.

The Burlington Police Department is continuing to investigate.

There are no charges pending against the driver of the vehicle.

The case is still under investigation and we ask anyone with information to contact the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500.

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