02/01/10 — Pedestrian killed by plow Saturday on U.S. 70 identified

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Pedestrian killed by plow Saturday on U.S. 70 identified

By Nick Hiltunen
Published in News on February 1, 2010 1:46 PM

A Goldsboro man was killed Saturday after being struck by a N.C. Department of Transportation plow truck, authorities said.

Mark Glenn Walston, 21, of 1315 Clingman St., was walking west in the westbound lane of U.S. 70 when he was struck by the truck, state Highway Patrol First Sgt. Jerry Burton said.

No charges are expected to be filed against the driver, Larry Grady, 55, of Old 111 Highway.

The Highway Patrol's investigation did not reveal why Walston was walking in the roadway, or where he was going, Burton said.

The incident took place around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday.

"He was actually in the road," Burton said.

Walston's death was one of at least four across the state attributed to the storm.

A Surry County resident suffered an apparent heart attack after shoveling snow on Saturday morning at his home near Dobson. And in Charlotte, authorities say a man died after shoveling snow near his home on Sunday afternoon.

Gastonia police said a 55-year-old man died Saturday night after falling in the snow while taking a nighttime walk in a wooded area near his home.