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CONCORD -- A woman who struck and killed a pedestrian in Concord didn’t have a driver’s license, police said.

Karen Cossaboon Frazier was cited for not having a license after police say she struck and killed 61-year-old Melvin Caldwell on Sept. 5 on Branchview Drive NE at Cabarrus Avenue E.

Police said Frazier failed to meet the criteria required for misdemeanor death by vehicle.

Police also said that speed was not a factor in the crash, and that Frazier was driving 44 mph in a 45 mph speed zone.

The crash happened at 7:02 a.m.

Police said Caldwell attempted to cross Branchview Drive when he was struck by a red 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling southbound.

Caldwell was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police shut down Branchview Drive between Corban Avenue and Old Salisbury-Concord Road so they could clear the road and investigate.

Friends of Caldwell told the Independent Tribune that Caldwell had just gotten off a bus and was crossing Branchview Drive to his job as a dishwasher at Wayside Restaurant.

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