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Person Killed After Falling Off Bridge On HWY 421 Overnight

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ASHEBORO NC – This evening we learned the details of the fatal incident that closed US 421 for several hours overnight.

Randolph County 911 says on July 20th, 2021 at 10:23 PM they received the first call about the incident on US Hwy 421 at Exit NC 49 and dispatched fire and EMS units to the scene The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office was also dispatched, and NC State Highway Patrol (NCSHP)was notified.

The North Carolina Dept of Transportation closed both lanes of US HWY 421 at 12:35 PM as the Sheriff’s Office Patrol and Criminal Investigations Division Detectives along with the NCSHP began the investigation.

In a statement released this afternoon, the Sherriff’s office says it appeared that the victim had parked their vehicle at the bridge near the overpass on NC 49 overlooking US 421 and apparently fell from the bridge onto US 421 and was then struck by an oncoming vehicle.

The circumstances remain under investigation by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was identified as a juvenile and the name will therefore not be released.