Troopers identify St. Pauls woman hit, killed on I-95 after being involved in separate crash

Published: Dec. 20, 2022 at 7:14 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 20, 2022 at 11:20 PM EST
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ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WMBF) – A St. Pauls woman was hit and killed along I-95 near Lumberton after being involved in a separate crash.

Troopers with the North Carolina Highway Patrol were called just before 6 p.m. Tuesday to the northbound lanes near mile marker 26.

According to First Sgt. S.B. Lewis, Erline B. White, 60 of St. Pauls, was in a single-vehicle crash that caused property damage. She exited the vehicle and attempted to run across I-95, the investigation found.

Lewis said White failed to yield the right of way and was hit by a pick-up truck and died at the scene.

The driver of the pick-up truck stopped on the shoulder of the road.

It is currently unknown why she attempted to run across the highway or if she was a driver or passenger in the initial crash.

No other injuries were reported in the two crashes.

The deadly crash shut down the northbound lanes of I-95 near mile marker 26 for over two hours.

Stay with WMBF News for updates.