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Pedestrian Killed in Iredell County Accident

At about 6:30 this morning (April 18), the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Iredell County on U.S. Highway 70 near Cedar Hill Trail. The deceased is 47-year-old Tyson Matthew Painton of Statesville.

The accident occurred as a 2024 Kenworth tractor-trailer was traveling west on US 70 when the truck struck a pedestrian, who was walking westbound in the roadway. The pedestrian, Tyson Matthew Painton, was wearing dark clothing and the roadway was not lighted.

Mr. Painton passed away at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 62-year-old Concord man, was not injured.

The initial investigation does not indicate impairment or speed to be contributing factors. During the on-scene investigation, the roadway was closed in the area for two hours. No charges will be filed.