Traffic

Troopers: Man hit, killed on I-540 was in road

Posted May 22, 2018 6:39 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:17 a.m. EDT

— A fatal crash involving a pedestrian in the road closed Interstate 540 west in Morrisville near Interstate 40 on Tuesday morning.

The crash occurred around 5:45 a.m. near Exit 1 for I-40, according to officials, causing significant delays.

Authorities said Ricky Lee Walker Jr., 30, of Hillsborough, had wrecked nearby where he was hit, but they are not sure why he was in the middle of the road.

Trooper Grey with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Walker was hit by one car on the northbound side of the highway, and three cars on the southbound side. Everyone who hit Walker stopped, Grey said.

No charges will be filed.