05/29/14 — Man, 59, dies after being hit by vehicle

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Man, 59, dies after being hit by vehicle

By John Joyce
Published in News on May 29, 2014 1:46 PM

A Rosewood man died Saturday when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle outside his residence on Rosewood Road, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Gary Thomas Knotts, 59, of 878 Rosewood Road, was being dropped off at home by a friend at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday when the accident happened.

According to the Highway Patrol report, Knotts had just exited the vehicle and was standing in the roadway speaking to the driver, who is identified in the report as Jefferey Doyle, through the driver's side window.

The car was also partially in the roadway.

A Ford Explorer driven by Heather Pelt, 26, of Goldsboro, struck the vehicle first and then hit Knotts. Knotts died at the scene.