RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Raleigh man who was crossing a road was hit by two vehicles and killed Wednesday morning in Raleigh, police said.
Emergency crews responded to a pedestrian struck call at Interstate 540 westbound and U.S. Route 1/Louisburg Road just after 5 a.m.
Upon arrival, authorities found that a pedestrian, Ryan William Cepeda, 24, had been hit and killed on Louisburg Road.
Police said that the pedestrian was hit on a very dark portion of U.S. 401. The victim was hit by one vehicle and sent into the other lanes of travel where they were then hit by another vehicle.
A police report released Wednesday afternoon said Cepeda was trying to cross the road in an area without a crosswalk when he was hit.
The northbound section of U.S. 401 where the collision occurred was completely shut down for about two hours while police investigated.