RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A driver died and another person was injured when they were hit while they were trying to put gas in a car along Interstate 540 just outside Raleigh Sunday night, police said.
The incident was reported around 10:35 p.m. on the eastbound lanes of I-540 near mile marker 9, which is near N.C. 50/Creedmoor Road, according to Raleigh police.
A driver’s car ran out of gas and the driver stopped and contacted AAA Auto Club for help, police said.
A worker from the auto club showed up and parked in front of the stopped car.
As the driver and AAA worker were adding gas to the car, a passing car hit the pair.
The man whose car ran out of gas died, Raleigh police said. The AAA worker was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Two of three lanes are closed on I-540 in the area. The North Carolina Department of Transportation said the highway should reopen by 4:30 a.m.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the incident.
No other information was available.