Woman hit and killed on I-40 in Raleigh
Posted September 23, 2011
Updated September 24, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — A Durham woman was struck and killed early Friday morning trying to cross Interstate 40 West in Raleigh, authorities said.
According to a wreck report, Alice Jewell Terry, 22, of 425 E. Pilot St, Apt 15, was attempting to cross the westbound lane between Lake Wheeler Road and Gorman Street around 1 a.m.
Police said Terry had been riding in a friend's car and had been arguing when the driver pulled over on the shoulder.
Terry got out of the passenger seat, walked around the back of the car and tried to cross the four-lane highway when she was hit by Jae Rho, 35, of Morrisville. She was thrown 80 feet.
Rho, who hasn't been charged, told WRAL News that it was dark and raining heavily and that he didn't see Terry until it was too late. He said police told him it was not his fault.
Authorities suspect Terry may have been under the influence when she was hit.
Raleigh police closed all westbound lanes of I-40 for about three hours overnight and diverted traffic around the wreck while investigators tried to recreate the scene. I-40 reopened around 4:25 a.m.
Authorities were not sure how long Terry was walking before she was hit. No charges have been filed at this time.