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Man killed in roadway near Wake Forest identified

Posted January 28, 2015

— The North Carolina State Highway Patrol on Wednesday released the identity of a man killed on N.C. Highway 96 near Wake Forest on Dec. 26.

Mateo Martinez Rodriguez, 55, of 153 Happy Trails Lane in Newton Grove, was standing in the roadway near Old Pearce Road when he was hit by a Nissan Murano.

Rodriguez had no identification and was wearing dark clothing when he was hit, authorities said. Family members were located in Texas by the Mexican Consulate, troopers said.

No charges were filed against the driver.


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  • Kelly Birdsall Jan 29, 2015
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    so I guess that means that his life didn't matter...right? I mean why else would u feel the need to make such a comment?

  • LetsBeFair Jan 29, 2015

    Glad they figured this out. Lighten up people. RIP

  • AConservativePerson Jan 29, 2015

    No id and family located by Mexican Consulate? That must mean the family is here illegally.

  • AnonyMouseLOL Jan 28, 2015

    Here a month later, no one has missed this guy? Sad.