32-year-old Dezerae Lyn Merritt of Bill Epley Avenue in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (December 7)…
A pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday (November 10) in Morganton. The deceased is 29-year-old Shamika Louise Lyles of Morganton.
Thursday, at 8:05 a.m., Officers with the Morganton Department of Public Safety responded to a motor vehicle collision with a pedestrian near 800 North Green Street. The pedestrian was identified as Shamika Louise Lyles. Lyles was walking northbound on North Green Street when an SUV’s front passenger side struck her. She was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.
Investigators and Traffic Reconstruction units responded to the location of the collision to assist with the investigation. This case is still under investigation to determine if any charges will be issued. Burke County EMS assisted Public Safety.