20-year-old pedestrian dies in KDH accident

By on June 14, 2024

(Town of Kill Devil Hills)

The Town of Kill Devil Hills released this report on June 14 about a fatal accident between a vehicle and pedestrian. Here is the information.

On June 14, 2024, around 1:08 a.m., the Kill Devil Hills Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on US 158 (South Croatan Highway) near Ocean Acres Drive that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

The preliminary investigation by the Kill Devil Hills Police Department determined a 2021 Jeep Wrangler operated by a 43-year-old Kill Devil Hills woman was traveling south on US 158 in the outside travel lane. Ashley Elizabeth Williams, a 20-year-old pedestrian from Williamsburg, Virginia ran eastward into the highway, directly into the path of the Jeep Wrangler. Williams was struck by the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The investigation further determined that neither speed nor alcohol were a factor for the driver.

The Kill Devil Hills Police Department extends our condolences to the Williams family. We thank the Kill Devil Hills Fire Department, Dare County EMS, the Nags Head Police Department, and the Dare County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and telecommunicators for their assistance.



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  • Mary

    This is so tragic. Condolences to both families. I’m sure you never get over a terrible accident such as this. It’s so crazy. I don’t understand why people think it is safe to cross 5 lanes on foot or bike! I see it all of the time. I saw a father with his 2 toddlers standing in the turn lane near McDonald’s in last Saturday’s major traffic. What the hell are people thinking? Where are the police? Perhaps the Tourism Board needs to educate that it is deadly to cross the busy bypass. Don’t know the answer but is so dangerous as in this case.
    Again, it’s so terrible to learn of this tragedy. So sad.

    Friday, Jun 14 @ 1:40 pm
  • Rick Caton

    It is a miracle that more are not hit……particularly bikers who don’t have enough sense to get on the bike path and choose to ride left of the white line on the highway

    Friday, Jun 14 @ 2:32 pm
  • Glenn

    So extremely sad! May she rest in peace…our deepest sympathy to the surviving family & friends.

    Friday, Jun 14 @ 5:07 pm
  • Nancy

    My sincere sympathy goes to the woman who was driving the car, doing what she was supposed to do. Now she has to live the rest of her life, knowing that she caused the death of another human being. I pray for her. I also pray for the young woman’s family – such a tragedy that didn’t need to happen.

    Friday, Jun 14 @ 8:56 pm
  • Tammie

    The bypass is one of the most dangerous roads in the entire country for pedestrians.


    Saturday, Jun 15 @ 12:32 am
  • Michael

    So sad. May God bless the family and friends.

    Saturday, Jun 15 @ 7:28 am
  • tim

    It’s very sad to hear, that 5 lane highway kills several every year. Being out at 1am in the early morning is just not a good idea and trying to cross without a traffic light at night is not a good idea.

    Saturday, Jun 15 @ 8:33 am
  • Mae

    This is a tragic accident. I pray for the person driving, an image I’m sure will never leave her. Prayers to all involved.

    Monday, Jun 17 @ 10:26 am