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Man, 75, struck, killed crossing Durham road

Posted May 19, 2011 6:06 a.m. EDT
Updated May 19, 2011 10:22 a.m. EDT

— A 75-year-old man died after being struck by a box truck while crossing Miami Boulevard in Durham early Thursday, police said.

Police said a truck driven by Daryl Hedden, of Timberlake, struck Russell Roosevelt Rigsbee as he walked in the eastbound lanes of Miami Boulevard, which is also U.S. Highway 70, near Lynn Road shortly before 5 a.m.

Rigsbee, who lived nearby, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said they do not plan to file charges. They said Rigsbee was in the road when he was hit, and speed was not a factor in the collision.

Eastbound lanes of Miami Boulevard were closed and traffic detoured for about two hours during the morning rush hour.