Pedestrian struck on Washington Baum Bridge has died

By on July 5, 2024


July 5 Update: The NC State Highway Patrol has confirmed that Scott William Dawson, 63, passed away on July 3 at Sentara General Hospital in Norfolk after being struck by a hit and run driver on the Washington Baum Bridge several days earlier.

According to the Highway Patrol, Dawson was pushing his bicycle in the middle of the right-hand lane when he was struck from the rear by Mark Sullivan, of Manteo, who fled the scene.

Sullivan, who was charged with, among other things, Felony Hit and Run with Injury or Fatality, was given a $350,000 bond. According to county records, his next court appearance is set for July 18.


Manteo man arrested in hit-and-run involving pedestrian on Washington Baum Bridge
Posted JULY 1, 2024

Just a few days after two women were killed in a crash at Pirate’s Cove Marina, a man has been charged in a serious accident in that same area that sent the victim to Sentara General in Norfolk. The accident occurred around midnight this past Saturday night.

According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Mark Sullivan of Manteo has been charged with, among other things, Felony Hit and Run with Injury or Fatality after he struck a man from the rear with his Jeep on the Washington Baum Bridge and fled the scene.

The NC Highway Patrol says the victim, whose name has not been released, was pushing his bicycle in the middle of the right-hand lane when he was hit by Sullivan. After several hours of investigation, the suspect was located and admitted to striking the pedestrian and hiding the Jeep in the Colington area after the accident.

Aside from the hit and run charge, Sullivan was charged with Driving with a Revoked License and Failure to Reduce Speed to avoid hitting a pedestrian. He also has a pending DUI charge.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).



  • Glenn

    So very sad & tragic. Prayers for the families impacted by this tragic accident. So many tragedies lately in our small area.

    Friday, Jul 5 @ 12:17 pm
  • Yolanda Daniels

    Prayers for Scott’s family.

    Friday, Jul 5 @ 2:28 pm
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