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Pedestrian Fatally Injured Crossing Rural Hill Road



The pedestrian struck and fatally injured Sunday at 8:20 p.m. on Rural Hill Road near Took Drive is identified as Zanee Newsome, 23, of Ocala Drive.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Newsome was crossing Rural Hill Road when she was struck by an eastbound 2016 Dodge Dart driven by Laquisha Smith, 31, of Antioch. The area in which Newsome was walking is not lit and does not have sidewalks or shoulders. She died at the scene.

There is no evidence of alcohol involvement on the part of Newsome or the driver.  No charges are anticipated against Smith.