Pedestrian killed in I-40 wreck
A pedestrian was killed Friday morning when he was hit by a car on Interstate 40 East south of downtown Raleigh, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said. The name of the victim has not been released.Posted — Updated
According to the police report on the wreck, Gregory Leon Miles, 43, of 100 Westside Drive in Zebulon, stopped on the highway just after 7:30 a.m. to retrieve a ladder that fell from his truck.
While he was in the traffic lane, a van hit him, throwing him into the path of a second oncoming car.
Both drivers stopped, but Miles had been killed by the impact, police found. Neither driver was charged with a crime.
The wreck was one of two that backed up traffic on I-40, between Lake Wheeler and Hammond roads, during the morning rush hour. The two left lanes of I-40 were closed until about 10 a.m.