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Durham man dies after being hit by tractor-trailer on I-40

Posted March 21, 2015

A 50-year-old Durham man died early Saturday after he was hit by a tractor-trailer when he stepped out into the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near the Barbee Road Bridge in Durham, police said.
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— A 50-year-old Durham man died early Saturday after he was hit by a tractor-trailer when he stepped out into the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near the Barbee Road Bridge in Durham, police said.

According to investigators, Darryl Williams was hit at about 5:45 a.m. by a 2010 International ProStar tractor-trailer driven by Hoang Tran, of Liberty. Williams stepped into the highway from the right shoulder, where his car was parked, police said.

Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tran and a passenger in the tractor-trailer, Iran Elki, were not hurt.

No charges have been filed in the incident, but an investigation is ongoing. Crews shut down the westbound lanes of the highway for about two hours following the wreck.

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  • Avi Schecter Mar 23, 2015
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    I am curious to know if alcohol played a role. As a truck driver stories like this really bother me. Though I do have a serious question for other truck drivers who may be reading this. I am looking for info on factoring. I recently started factoring invoices because I never get paid on my loads on time. I signed up with www.corefundcapital.com because they provide discount fuel cards which helps to cover some of the freight factoring costs. Anybody else use a similar service?