A Brunswick County man died early Saturday morning after being struck by a car while lying on a road near Holden Beach.
According to 1st Sgt. A.E. Morris of the N.C. Highway Patrol, Jodie Eugene Ruff, 52, of Supply, was lying partially on Rural Paved 1139, which is 3.5 miles west of Holden Beach. He was struck in the head by the rear right tire of a 2003 Toyota passenger vehicle driven by Lena Beaver, 68, of Clemmons.
Morris said at about 1:23 a.m., Beaver swerved to avoid Ruff, but her rear right tire struck him in the head. Ruff died on the scene.