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Police: Salisbury man struck, killed by car

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

A Salisbury man died early Tuesday morning after he was struck and killed by a vehicle at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Cherry Street, police said.

Melvin Dwayne Chalk, 56, whose address is listed as the streets of Salisbury, died at the scene. Authorities said he walked into the path of a car around 12:10 a.m.

The Salisbury Police traffic unit continues to investigate the incident, said Police Capt. Shelia Lingle.

The driver, Kimber Padgett, 24, of Salisbury, was traveling through the intersection when it is believed that Chalk just stepped into the path of her 2004 Chevrolet passenger car.

Lingle said Padgett was driving under the posted 35 mph speed limit.

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