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Pedestrian Killed on Tryon Road

Posted December 19, 2006

— Cary authorities are trying to identify a man who was killed Tuesday morning after being hit by a driver on Tryon Road.

The unidentified man was crossing Tryon at the intersection with Piney Plains Road at about 6:45 a.m. He was transported to WakeMed, where he was pronounced dead.

He was not carrying any identification and a canvass of the area produced few leads in establishing his identity, authorities said.

The victim, a black man about 18 to 20 years old, had a thin beard and was wearing a dark sweatshirt with blue jeans, investigators said. He was about 6 feet tall.

The driver, a 29-year-old woman from Raleigh, was moving through the intersection on a green light, and police said she likely did not see the man because of the dark conditions and his dark clothing.

Police have not filed any charges. The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on the victim's identity should call the Town of Cary’s Traffic Safety Team at 919 469-4338.

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  • patriot4liberty Dec 20, 2006

    Amen, Ladybug 467. Too many kids are getting slammed on their way to school. We can't continue to blame the victim. Where is traffic control in the morning? Why do people see school zones as nuisances, and forget that our kids are out there, trying to get to school? Can we please have a heart and stop being so self-centered in our big rush to get to work in the morning? There are other people out there. Let's all be a little more careful, huh?

  • ladybug467 Dec 19, 2006

    Everyone in Cary needs to slow down and think of others. Other cars, motorcycles, bikes, and walkers. I live off of Walnut street and have to say it is not a life or death issue to get to the mall seconds before someone else...even at Christmas.

  • gisteacher01 Dec 19, 2006

    This does not suprise me. Tryon in Cary is too Busy. I cross the road at Kildare Farms and Tryon on my Bike sometimes. It is always a close call because everyone is flying through the intersection. And drivers look at bikers as pry for there car.