RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — An unidentified woman was hit and killed early Monday morning on I-40 westbound, according to a preliminary investigation by the Raleigh Police Department.
Shortly after 5:15 a.m., a vehicle crash was reported on I-40 westbound at mile marker 289 in Raleigh near Wade Avenue.
Police said a man in a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was traveling in the center lane at the time when he struck the woman. Further, police said the driver was operating his truck at the posted speed limit.
Based on statements provided to investigators, the driver “could not evade or stop the vehicle before striking the female.” As such, police said no charges are being filed in connection to the fatal wreck.
A CBS 17 crew at the scene Monday morning saw crews tending to those involved in the crash and cleaning up the scene. As the morning commute kicked up, shortly before 9 a.m., all lanes of I-40 westbound reopened to traffic.