26-year-old woman dies after being hit by car in Asheboro, airlifted to hospital

Close-up of broken glass (Getty Images)

Close-up of broken glass (Getty Images)

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.

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