A Hope Mills man suffered fatal personal injuries when he was struck by a vehicle while walking in the road on the night of April 7, authorities said.

 

The North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to a call concerning a body in a ditch along Monticello Avenue in Hope Mills shortly before 10 p.m. At the scene, they discovered 36-year-old Vito Ray Ruvino.

 

According to troopers, 28-year-old St. Pauls resident Catherine Ann Hair was driving the vehicle that struck Ruvino. She surrendered to St. Pauls police, who contacted the NCHP.

 

Authorities have not determined why Ruvino was walking in the travel lane, but suspect he had been drinking.

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