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Pedestrian dies in crash on Louisburg Road in Raleigh

Posted May 3

— A Raleigh man was killed Wednesday morning when he was hit by two SUVs while trying to cross Louisburg Road, police said.

The incident happened shortly after 5 a.m. between Spring Forest Road and Interstate 540, police said.

Ryan William Cepeda was walking across Louisburg Road when he was hit by a northbound 2015 Ford SUV driven by Stella Louise Green, according to a police report. Cepeda was still down in the roadway when he was hit a second time by a 2016 Jeep driven by Amy Joann Sloan and dragged more than 50 feet, a police report states.

All lanes of Louisburg Road reopened by 7:45 a.m.

Cepeda wasn't crossing in a marked crosswalk, according to the reports. No charges have been filed against either driver.

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  • Michele McIntosh May 3, 11:21 a.m.
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    Unfortunately, in Northeast Raleigh there is a lot of residential development but not enough sidewalks or crosswalks. I do not know the details of this accident, but similar accidents on Capital Boulevard are due to people needing to cross the street in their daily lives, whether to get groceries or go to work.

  • Megan Goodson May 3, 8:31 a.m.
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    My heart goes out to the family of the person who was killed... and yet (Forgive me for being insensitive) ...why was the person walking on a highway in the morning before the sun came up? Regardless of time walking on a busy highway isn't safe and isn't made for pedestrians - its a car road.