Pedestrian hit, killed along East Cone Blvd. in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle along East Cone Blvd. on Monday night and later died, police said in a news release.

Police responded to the intersection of East Cone Blvd. and Orange Street around 8:30 p.m. Monday in reference to a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.

Officers said a 1997 Jeep Cherokee was traveling westbound on East Cone Blvd. when a pedestrian “entered the path of travel.”

Stephanie Louise Raffensberger, 47, was struck by the vehicle. She sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead at Moses Cone Hospital.

The collision is being investigated by Greensboro Police.


  • Ken

    Im placing bets that the cause was the driver. I have seen all too many times how drivers dont care if a pedestian is crossing the street. They make it well known to either pick up the pace or become a hood orniment. I have seen some idiot drivers actually AIM for a pedestrian. Wake up drivers, dont speed up.

    • FaithC

      I have lived in many states and I have to say NC is the only one where drivers do not stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk.

      With that said, I see so many people walking along the side of a dimly lit road wearing all black or dark colors. There are times I have been driving down a road and did not see a pedestrian until I was passing them because of them being dressed in all black.
      People walking feel they can cross when they want or walk in the road because cars have headlights and they can see them. I also have had times in Greensboro where people just walk out in front of you and assume you have time to stop.
      I would not be so fast to blame the driver.

  • Cripes A Mighty

    You right Faith, I’ve seen people walk in the road at night wearing dark clothes without a care in the world and that is just an accident waiting to happen. In my town, we have sidewalks yet this one long distance runner woman will run in the road instead of using the sidewalks and she will eventually be killed by a car one day. How someone who values exercise can be so stupid is beyond me, but if she doesn’t care, then that is her fault.

    I’ve noticed that especially in parking lots of shopping centers, people will walk right in front of a moving car regardless if it is safe or not. Often times they exit a store and without even looking, walk right in front of my car. They also will walk right in front of my car even when they are looking as if they feel entitled to in some way.

    Because of people like this and the ever dangerous drives who drive while using their smart phones, I use a front and rear dash cam. Next time there is an accident, a road rage incident, or some stupid person walking in front of my car, I have the evidence to prove who’s fault it will be. Best insurance a person can have these days…

  • mike jones

    LOL…you guys make me chuckle. Poor pedestrians…… what ever. Go ahead there Mr. “bet it was the drivers fault” guy. Ever thought that maybe the “victim” was intoxicated? Maybe she decided to take her own life…it’s been done before. Good detective work guys.

    • FaithC

      What? There is only one comment that is on the side of the pedestrians. The rest of us feel the same, the pedestrian acts as if they own the road and have no respect for the driver.

    • Cripes A Mighty

      Mike, or whatever fake name you are using this week, allow me to point out the stupidity in your comments, again…..

      1) It is not necessary that we consider every option there is about why she died. Could have been the driver, it could have been the pedestrian, or it could have been something else.

      2) I would suggest that before you make snide comments like the one you made where you said, Good detective work guys” in an effort to put one of more of us down like we’re stupid, you should remember that you did the exact same thing. Yes, “Mike”, when you questioned whether she was intoxicated or committing suicide, you were doing exactly what we were doing. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

      Instead of trying to put other people down on this news site like you do, you should move along. Most of us just like posting our thoughts on a subject, but your comments are nothing short of annoying and antagonistic.

  • dumplingsrbrown

    This intersection is on a bit of a hill and is not well lit so it is likely the driver had difficulty seeing the pedestrian until it was too late. Also due to the length of time it takes for the light to change, pedestrians tend to become impatient and cross with no regard to the cross walk signal.

  • Tisha

    I thought i would comment just because I’m the aunt of the womans step daughter she was not intoxicated she was not committing suicide and she didn’t want to die all of her family is grieving really bad so in the future please don’t assume you know all the facts Stephanie loved her life and we miss her so much

    • Mrs. Bennett

      Ms. Stephanie was a great person. She has worked at my daughters school & was liked my many. Praying for her family in this time.

  • Sadie

    No matter whose fault it was a lady lost her life and her family and friends are grieving. So sorry for their lost.

  • Kelly Mosley

    Stephanie was a wonderful person & would do anyone to help others. She was loved by many and loved her family dearly. This was an accident and the driver may have not seen her until it was to late. Either way she is gone and in gods arms. I pray for everyone involved.

  • Sadie

    Regardless of whose fault it was a lady has lost her life. Her family and friends are grieving.. so sorry. Have compassion for them.

  • Adriene Wilson

    I received the phone call last night from my friend saying that the person that was hit on cone was Miss Stephanie I worked with Ms Stephanie at UNCG college. Mrs Stephanie seem to be a very nice and decent person. I can’t believe the comments that are being made about her departure from this world. She was someone’s mother,aunt grandmother, sister, I can’t believe comments. to the family miss Stephanie, may God wraps his arms around you. may God embrace you and give you understanding. I know it’s hard, but God will see you through this in Jesus name I pray for you.

  • Anthony T.

    I knew Ms. Stephanie when she was a child nutrition manager at Falkener Elementary a couple years ago. She will be missed… she had a great sense of humor and was a great person…I can’t believe she’s gone…

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