ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A 26-year-old woman died on Saturday after being hit by a car and airlifted to the hospital on Friday, according to an Asheboro Police Department news release.
Around 6:22 p.m. on Friday, officers with the APD were sent to the area of I-73 near the Albemarle Road overpass when they were told about a crash involving a pedestrian.
Responding officers found a female pedestrian, later identified as Sydney Marie Byrd, 26, of Staley, laying in the outside lane in the north bound lanes of I-73.
Investigators determined she was trying to cross the travel lanes of I-73 when she crossed in front of a 2003 Honda Civic.
Byrd was taken to a local hospital and then air lifted to another hospital for additional treatment.
She died on Saturday, and the incident will be investigated as a fatal crash.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact POII R. Baum at (336) 626-1300 ext 314.