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Pedestrian Hit & Killed on L-R Boulevard Friday

One person was killed in an accident involving a pedestrian in Hickory Friday (December 1). The deceased is 53-year-old Bobby Gene Helton of Conover.

Hickory Police responded to the scene at about 7:30 Friday evening. Mr. Helton was walking north in the far right lane on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. near 3rd Avenue S.E. when he was struck by a 2006 Pontiac G6 traveling in the same lane and direction. The Pontiac was driven by a 45-year-old Greensboro man.

Catawba County E.M.S. responded and transported Mr. Helton to Frye Regional Medical Center where he passed away. The Hickory Fire Department also responded to the scene. No other injuries were reported.

No charges are expected. Anyone with information regarding the accident should call Hickory Police at 828-328-5551.