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Pedestrian killed in Raleigh wreck

Posted August 6, 2013

— Raleigh police on Tuesday identified a man who died after being hit by a vehicle Sunday night on a ramp to the Knightdale Bypass.

The crash happened shortly before 9 p.m. Police said the driver of a 2009 Hyundai was exiting Interstate 440 and heading east on U.S. Highway 264 when he encountered the man in the roadway.

Robert Edwin Wiita Jr., of Worthington, Minn. 31, died of injuries he sustained after being struck by the Hyundai.

Raleigh police said no charges were filed against the driver.


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  • Obamacare saves lives Aug 7, 2013

    We could use more traffic circles.

  • dmccall Aug 7, 2013

    I'm sure that the engineers in charge will blame the car drivers and make new annoying designs that have nothing to do with stopping the stupidity of some pedestrians.

  • Cock a doodle doo Aug 6, 2013

    "Look up the definition of epidemic. You'll see that you are using the wrong word." -imahemorroid

    I am absolutely using the correct work. Merriam Webster agrees with me on multiple definitions.


    1 affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time
    2 excessively prevalent
    3 contagious 4
    4 characterized by very widespread growth or extent : of, relating to, or constituting an epidemic

  • BernsteinIII Aug 6, 2013

    Look up the definition of epidemic. You'll see that you are using the wrong word.

  • Cock a doodle doo Aug 6, 2013

    How man pedestrians have been killed in the past couple of weeks in the Triangle? This is becoming an epidemic. Terrible!