Pedestrian Fatality Reported in Kill Devil Hills
A pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing the U.S. 158 highway in Kill Devil Hills on Thursday.
According to a report from the Kill Devil Hills Police Department, on Thursday, July 8, at approximately 10:34 p.m., a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by Donald S. McClanning, Jr., 55, of Kill Devil Hills was travelling south on U.S. 158 (North Croatan Highway) approaching Sportsman Drive. At the same time Corey M. Feickert, 36, also of Kill Devil Hills was walking west across U.S. 158 at the Sportsman Drive intersection.
McClanning struck Feickert before Feickert could make it across the road. Feickert was transported to Outer Banks Hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his severe injuries.
During the investigation into the crash, officers determined McClanning was impaired. He was arrested for DWI and blood was drawn for testing. The blood will be sent to the State Crime Lab for testing and no results are available at this time. McClanning was charged with DWI and Felony Death by Motor Vehicle. He was given a $30,000 bond.
There is no traffic control signal or crosswalk at the intersection of U.S. 158 and Sportsman. The medical examiner’s report on Feickert is pending.
The Kill Devil Hills Police Department also acknowledged the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, the KDH Fire Department, and Dare County EMS for their efforts at the scene, and the professional work of Dare County telecommunicators.