More information sought in pedestrian death

Freddie Lane

April 13, 2011 6:29:00 PM PDT
Raleigh police are continuing to investigate a crash that killed a man who was lying on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Sunday morning.

Officers are working to learn more about 47-year-old's Freddie Lane's whereabouts during a span of 90 minutes immediately prior to the collision.

Lane is known to have been in the vicinity of Cabarrus and Blount streets at approximately 12:30 a.m. He was struck and killed shortly after 2 a.m. Police say learning more about what happened in the hours leading up to his death could be instrumental to understanding why he was lying in the road when he was hit.

The driver of the car that hit Lane, 18-year-old Raul Gutierrez-Leja, is charged with driving while intoxicated, driving without a license and having an open container in the car. As of Sunday he was in the Wake County Jail on an immigration hold.

Anyone who saw Lane or who had any interactions with him during the 12:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. timeframe, or anyone with any other information that might assist the investigation, is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 834-HELP to provide a confidential tip.

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