Woman killed in ‘gruesome’ scene on NC highway ID’d by police

North Carolina news

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Winston-Salem police have released the name of the person found dead on U.S. 52 last week.

At 6:48 a.m. last Thursday, officers received a report from a witness that there was a possible body on U.S. 52 South, near the off-ramp for Salem Parkway north.

Police said Melissa Kay Strickland, 44, was walking on U.S. 52 when she was hit by a vehicle.

Strickland died at the scene.

U.S. 52 South was closed for about seven hours Thursday while police investigated.

This was the 26th motor vehicle fatality of 2021, compared to 22 at this time last year.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700.

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