Raleigh man charged with fatally hitting pedestrian with truck, driving while impaired

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Raleigh man is behind bars and charged in connection with a fatal pedestrian crash that happened early on Friday.

Fletcher Fairbanks Martin (Raleigh-Wake CCBI)

According to police, the fatal collision occurred in the 2700-block of S. Saunders Street near S. Wilmington Street.

The incident occurred at 1:06 a.m. and closed the road in the area for a little less than four hours.

According to a Raleigh Police Department wreck report, Walter Andrew Everhart stepped off the curb and into the right lane of S. Saunders Street before being hit.

Fletcher Fairbanks Martin, 34, was arrested at the scene and is charged with aggravated felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired. The wreck report shows Martin had a BAC of 0.15, nearly twice the legal limit.

Martin was taken to the Wake County Detention Center and given a $155,000 secured bond. Records show he has since bonded out.

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