Pedestrian identified after he’s hit by 2 vehicles, killed in Raleigh

A pedestrian was hit by two vehicles on U.S. 401 (Beairshelle Edme/CBS North Carolina)

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.

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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.

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