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Driver killed on I-40 in Wake County after leaving crashed car

Posted November 24, 2008
Updated November 25, 2008

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— A man who had left his crashed car was struck and killed Monday evening on Interstate 40 in Wake County, the state Highway Patrol said.

At about 8:30 p.m., near the Rock Quarry Road exit, a car wrecked into the guardrail and caught fire.

As the driver was trying to cross the highway to the median, he was struck by another car, troopers said.

The man died at the scene, troopers said. The driver whose car struck the pedestrian was not injured.

Troopers withheld both name Monday evening.

Traffic was backed up for about two hours while troopers investigated.

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  • PaulRevere Nov 26, 2008

    Fake ID, Fake social security card, alcohol involved, according to published news sources, other than WRAL of course.
    RKBA

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    Most of us are smart enough to know that what's not being said on certain media outlets means what we know it means ;-)

  • down by the pond Nov 26, 2008

    I would like to see articles updated more timely as well on wral.com.
    The N&O article was updated at 204am today with the info of alcohol, fake id, fake SS... I would like to keep wral.com as my news source and would like items updated quicker.
    About the wreck,,,, glad he did not kill anyone else but his "drunken self". The driver who hit him, should not be sad. This man should have not been driving - period.

  • WRALSUCKS Nov 26, 2008

    Fake ID, Fake social security card, alcohol involved, according to published news sources, other than WRAL of course.

  • beachbum1 Nov 26, 2008

    Well wait wouldn't you SLOW DOWN when you see a car on fire.

  • Sessy V--V Nov 26, 2008

    what a sad story :(

  • mjjunk Nov 25, 2008

    My guess that alcohol was a key factor was confirmed on the N & O website.

  • PTA mom Nov 25, 2008

    Feel more sorry for the driver that hit the man than anybody else the story.

  • Burger Nov 25, 2008

    Insurance, yeah right ! undocumented, potentially illegal, intoxicated, fake ID. Insurance probably will not be a factor here.

  • twc Nov 25, 2008

    bbad238, how fortunate some innocent sober person was injured during the accident! How sad that an innocent driver will now have to live with the nightmare of killing someone even though it wasn't the driver's fault. It doesn't matter how much you slow down if someone runs in front of a moving vehicle they're going to possibly get hit.

  • bs101fly Nov 25, 2008

    Ouch, the proverbial double whammy!

    Hope his insurance was paid up so they'll at least tow the car!

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