Man killed trying to cross I-440 in Raleigh
Posted November 13, 2010
Updated November 14, 2010
Raleigh, N.C. — A pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV on Interstate 440 in Raleigh Saturday evening, closing eastbound lanes of the highway for about three hours, police said.
Paul Wayland Johnson, 59, of Raleigh, tried to cross I-440 near Western Boulevard around 8:15 p.m., police said. The wreck report states that he "darted in front" of an oncoming SUV.
The occupants of the SUV were not injured.
The SUV was going about 60 mph, which is the legal speed limit there, and the driver pulled over to the side of the road after the wreck, the report states.
No charges were filed.
Authorities closed I-440 East for about three hours to investigate and clear the wreck. Traffic was routed onto the exit ramp and returned to the highway just east of Western Boulevard.