Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 1:06 pm
Photos and information from Alecia Kaus/Video News Service.
A woman from out of the area died today after being struck by a box truck pulling in for diesel gas at the Flying J off Route 77 in Pembroke.
The woman had apparently just left the restaurant at the travel plaza and was heading back to her truck when she was hit.
She was traveling with her husband, who was not injured.
The box truck is from Aberstar Freight.
The driver apparently did not see the woman.
She was pronounced dead at the scene by a county coroner.
Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments were dispatched at about 12:15 p.m. with a report of a woman struck by a vehicle who was unconscious. Mercy Flight was put on ground standby, but never dispatched. Dispatchers were told that Mercy Flight wouldn't be needed, once a chief arrived on scene.
UPDATE: The deceased is identified as Carolyn V. Baltzell, 61, of Hot Springs, Ark. The driver is identified as Serge Guindon, 56, of Dorval, Quebec, who was driving a 2012 Peterbuilt box truck. The investigation is on going, but not charges are pending at this time. The investigation is being handled by Deputy Joseph Corona, Deputy Dana Richardson, Sgt. James Meier and Investigator William Ferrando.