Raleigh man charged with DWI after pedestrian hit, killed in Johnston County

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating after a man was struck and killed in Johnston County Friday morning.

Officials said the incident happened just before 4 a.m. in the 2200 block of Federal Road.

Authorities said 49-year-old Thelbert Byrd, of Raleigh, was traveling west when he struck 53-year-old Forrest Williams, of Benson, who was walking in the roadway.

Byrd was charged with a DWI and operating a vehicle without a license.

Troopers said other charges could be possible.
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