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Crossing Guard Struck, Killed By Vehicle

A retired public works man who had been a crossing guard for 2.5 years at an Iredell County middle school was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday.

Classes had been dismissed for the day, and 59-year-old Frank Booth was hit right after 3pm. Booth was flown to a hospital but passed away while there. The driver who struck him was 23-year-old Sarah McMinn. Booth was well-liked by students and parents alike, and school principal Dr. Boen Nutting had this to say:

"Frank was a big man with a big smile with a big heart and he made an impression everywhere he went."

Incidents involving people working on roads have been common in recent months, including a slain NC DOT worker in a dump accident. These jobs come with an inherent risk of personal injury and wrongful death.

The district attorney has not yet determined if charges will be filed in the case.

This entry was posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents, Speeding, Wrongful Death.