Raleigh man killed in I-440 hit-and-run, police say

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — An investigation is underway after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed late Friday night.

Officers responded to I-440 just before the I-87 exit around 11:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers located the man’s body.

The victim was later identified as Isaiah Jonathan Morris-Sanders of Raleigh, according to a Raleigh police report.

The police report said Morris-Sanders was walking in the highway.

“The pedestrian was illegally walking in the roadway on I-440 westbound (while) wearing all black clothing. He was walking with the flow of traffic in the second lane from the right,” the report said.

“He was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on I-440 and the vehicle fled the scene,” according to the report

Eastbound I-440 was closed between New Bern Avenue and I-87 and was cleared by 3 a.m.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-HELP.

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