Man identified after being hit, killed in crash with NC Trooper’s SUV, officials say

WXII photo from the scene.

MOUNT AIRY, NC (WXII) — A man died after being hit by a North Carolina Highway Patrol vehicle Saturday evening in Surry County.

Officials told WXII 12 News that the incident happened shortly before 6 p.m. on Interstate 74 East, less than a mile east of Highway 89, which is near the junction with I-77.

The man hit was identified Sunday as Romie Clark Bobbitt, 78, of Landsburg, Va.

Authorities believe Bobbitt was driving a vehicle that had been side-swiped by another car.

When Bobbitt saw a trooper performing a routine traffic stop, he pulled over, got out of his vehicle and walked toward the trooper to explain what happened.

It was then that he was hit by a Highway Patrol SUV, officials said. Bobbitt died at the scene.

The names of the troopers haven’t been released.

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