Driver charged with fatally hitting NC State student

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) –  A driver has been charged in connection with a fatal pedestrian crash that killed a North Carolina State University student Sunday afternoon, police said.

According to a police report, Benjamin De Rose was near Crest Road and Varsity Drive. He ran across the road in an area where there was no crosswalk and was hit by a car making a turn onto Crest Road.

De Rose was taken to the hospital. He later died, Raleigh police said.

Officers confirmed the driver has been charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid collision with a pedestrian and death by a mortar vehicle.

Police said the crash was still under investigation.

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