Richfield woman fatally struck in road near dead puppy
By Ritchie Starnes
RICHFIELD — A Richfield woman was struck by a vehicle and killed Sunday night on the highway near where her dog was also fatally hit.
A state trooper said it is believed she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the incident.
At 7:10 p.m., a 2013 Jeep Wrangler traveling northbound on U.S. 52 hit Brenda Marie Fogg, 37, as she sat in the left northbound lane, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.
Fogg was pronounced dead at the scene, which was near her Finch Road residence.
When she was struck, Fogg was in a seated position while scooting across the road apparently to get near her puppy. The dog had been struck and killed in the right lane. Trooper J.D. Barker said Fogg’s body landed 114 feet away.
Fogg had no identification on her at the time. She was identified by her distinctive tattoos. She was barefoot and dressed in a camouflage jacket, a report said.
Just minutes before the fatality, a deputy had stopped to check on Fogg, who was walking alongside the road with no sign of a dog, Barker said.
Authorities tracked down Fogg’s boyfriend, Kevin Goff, at the KFC restaurant in Richfield.
The Highway Patrol located Fogg’s next of kin Monday afternoon. Her father and brother live in Hawaii.
Erin Tiffany Nicole Hollar, 20, of Rockwell was the driver of the Jeep. She was not charged.
Hollar immediately pulled over after the incident and alerted authorities.
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