DOVER, N.H. (AP) – No charges will be brought against the drivers of two cars that hit and killed a woman crossing a highway in February.

Sixty-eight-year-old Sylvia Bennett of Dover was walking to a convenience store in the dark when she was struck on Route 155. Police said she was wearing dark clothes at the time.

The first car to hit her was driven by a 16-year-old Somersworth boy. He stopped, but before help could arrive, another car hit Bennett. That driver, a 25-year-old Dover man, came forward after seeing a news story about the incident.

An investigation conducted by Dover police and the county attorney’s office found no evidence that the first driver was distracted or engaged in any improper conduct while driving. Police say the crash happened in an area where drivers would not expect to see pedestrians.



Information from: Foster’s Daily Democrat, http://www.fosters.com

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