Durham police investigate traffic fatality

October 24, 2008 2:13:14 PM PDT
Durham police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred Friday morning on Interstate 540 between Interstate 40 and Aviation Parkway near the Wake County line. The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. Friday when a northbound Toyota SUV driven by Trisha Kaminski, 26, of West Melbourne, Florida struck a pedestrian who was walking west across the northbound lanes of I-540.

The pedestrian, Chico Baldwin, 53, of Liberty, was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

No charges have been filed. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the accident.

The accident slowed traffic on I-540 for approximately three hours.