DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A pedestrian was struck and killed in Durham early Monday morning on U.S. 70, police said.
Durham police say the accident happened on U.S. 70 East at Cheek Road before 4:30 a.m.
An eastbound Freightliner tractor-trailer, driven by David Walk of Ramey, struck an unidentified pedestrian who was walking in the travel lanes.
The pedestrian, identified as 50-year-old Jose Santos Martinez of Durham, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators say speed was not a factor.
I-85 South and North to U.S. 70 East was blocked for while police investigated but reopened just before 8 a.m.
No charges have been filed. The accident remains under investigation.
CBS North Carolina will update this story as we receive more information.