Man struck, killed while trying to cross road in Gastonia, police say

A man was hit and killed while trying to cross the street on Sunday morning, according to the Gastonia Police Department.

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Officers were called to South New Hope Road near Southwood Drive after a man driving a Ford F-250 hit and killed a 65-year-old man crossing the street.

The department shut down South New Hope Road for more than two hours to investigate. It was reopened around 2:45 p.m.

Officials have not released the identities of the driver or pedestrian involved in the crash.

Police say the crash is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Gastonia Police Department.

This is a developing story; check back at for updates.

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