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57-year-old man struck, killed by car near Holly Springs

Posted August 19

A pedestrian was struck and killed early Saturday morning on N.C. Highway 55 in Wake County.

Authorities said Drexel Nathaniel Griffin, 57, of Fuquay-Varina, was walking north west on the shoulder of Highway 55 near Holly Springs at about 4 a.m. when he was struck by a 2003 Toyota Forerunner driven by Brandon Hawkins.

Griffin had crossed the roadway and was walking to the median when he was struck, according to Highway Patrol troopers.

Troopers said they do not believe speed or alcohol were factors in the crash and Hawkins will not be charged.

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  • Janet Ghumri Aug 19, 12:17 p.m.
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    It's a good thing that the driver was responsible enough to stay at the scene and didn't try to leave this poor man dead on the roadside. There have been too many incidents like that recently. prayers for the families and the driver. He will have to live with this accident for the rest of his life. So sad.