Pedestrian dies after being struck by car in Raleigh

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Garner Road in Raleigh (WTVD)

Authorities in Raleigh say a pedestrian who was hit by a car on Garner Road Wednesday night has died.

It happened shortly after 8:15 p.m. when the pedestrian attempted to cross the roadway.

The victim, who has been identified as 73-year-old Leonard Chandler of Fuquay-Varina, was rushed to WakeMed, where he later died.

According to an accident report, a traffic light in the area was not working.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Garner Road was closed to traffic between Calloway Drive and Newcombe Road for several hours. It reopened shortly after 11 p.m.

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