NC State officer in university vehicle struck, killed bicyclist who ran red light
Posted March 20
Updated March 21
Raleigh, N.C. — A bicyclist was killed Monday morning after running a red light and getting hit by an SUV, Raleigh police said.
The collision occurred shortly before 7 a.m. at the intersection of Corporate Center Drive and Trinity Road, police said.
John Leonard White Jr., 55, of Wesley Chapel, Fla., was southbound on Corporate Center Drive, ran a red light and was hit by an eastbound North Carolina State University-owned SUV driven by Ryan Christopher Drakeford, according to a police report.
Drakeford is an N.C. State police officer, and he was driving a marked university police vehicle, according to Raleigh police.
The impact threw White about 40 feet, according to the report.
Drakeford wasn't injured.