Pedestrian hit and killed on US 401 in Garner

GARNER, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man was hit and killed while crossing a busy road in Garner.

It happened about 10:40 p.m.Tuesday night on Fayetteville Road near Kitchen Drive.

On Wednesday afternoon, Garner Police identified the victim as Angel Roberto Anderson, 43, of Garner.

"Mr. Anderson was a lifelong resident of the Garner community and was well-known by many of the officers of the Garner Police Department," said Garner Police Lt. Kevan Anderson. "His death is a loss felt by many and our thoughts go out to his family."

Police said a 2015 Dodge Challenger traveling south on Fayetteville Road struck Anderson. He died at the scene.

The driver of the Dodge, a 20-year-old man from Willow Spring stayed at the scene and cooperated fully with the investigation, police said.

A preliminary investigation indicates that Anderson was walking along the shoulder when the collision happened and neither speed nor impairment are believed to be factors in the crash, police said.

No charges have been filed but the case remains under investigation.
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