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Pedestrian killed in I-40 wreck

Posted January 15, 2010 10:05 a.m. EST
Updated January 15, 2010 6:03 p.m. EST

— A pedestrian was killed Friday morning when he was hit by two vehicles on Interstate 40 East south of downtown Raleigh, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

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.