Police investigating fatal accident on I-40

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Authorities investigating fatal crash on I-40 (WTVD)

Durham police are investigating an early Saturday morning fatal accident along Interstate 40.

It happened around 5:45 a.m. when, police said, a 2010 International ProStar tractor-trailer driven by Hoang Tran of Liberty struck a pedestrian along westbound I-40 near Barbee Road.

The pedestrian, identified as 50-year-old Darryl Williams of Durham, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to a preliminary investigation, Williams had stepped out from the right shoulder where his car was parked and into a travel lane.

Tran and a passenger in his vehicle, Iran Elki of Reidsville, were not injured.

The investigation is ongoing. No charges have been filed at this time.

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