Two vehicles hit, kill pedestrian in Raleigh

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Authorities in Raleigh are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Louisburg Road (WTVD)

Authorities in Raleigh are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Louisburg Road, just south of Interstate 540.

It happened around 5 a.m.

When police arrived, they found a man dead in the middle of Louisburg Road (US-401) after he was hit by oncoming traffic.



Authorities tell ABC11 that Ryan William Cepeda was walking in the street when two vehicles struck him and dragged him about 300 feet.

It's not clear yet where Cepeda was trying to go when he was hit or why he was walking.

People who live nearby told ABC11 that it's not unusual to see people out walking at all hours.

"I stay on the sidewalks," neighbor J. Blackwell said. "I would never attempt to cross that busy highway. Never."

"Cars are coming too fast, too, for people to be crossing back and forth," neighbor Richard Rivera said. "It's scary!"

The crash closed the northbound lanes of Louisburg Road between Spring Forest Road and I-540 during the morning commute as authorities investigated.

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