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Driver charged with killing pedestrian on I-40

Posted June 10, 2011 7:05 a.m. EDT

— State troopers charged a driver whose vehicle struck and killed a Efland man walking in the median of Interstate 40 in Orange County Wednesday evening.

Troopers said that traffic was slowing down on I-40 West, near Exit 259, around 8 p.m. when one driver swerved into the median and struck Daniel Matthewson, 48, killing him.

The driver, whose identity hasn't been released yet, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to maintain lane control.