Driver charged with DWI after man struck, killed on I-40

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Saturday, March 25, 2023
Pedestrian killed on I-40
Raleigh Police are conducting a death investigation Friday night after responding to a crash on I-40 reportedly involving a pedestrian.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man has been charged with driving while impaired in connection with the death of a man on I-40 late Friday evening.

Raleigh Police responded just before 9 .m. to a crash on I-40 eastbound near Wade Avenue. Reportedly involved a pedestrian.

RPD said Saturday that the victim, identified as 22-year-old Jacoby Oliver, was a rear-seat passenger in a 2019 Dodge Charger driven by David Crooms, 41. Another man was in the front passenger seat.

Police said it appears the Oliver got out of the car while it was traveling on Interstate 40. A 2008 Toyota RAV4 also going eastbound then struck Oliver, who was lying in the roadway.

The RAV4 then crashed into a guardrail and into another vehicle that was stopped on the shoulder.

Oliver died at the scene.

Crooms was arrested and charged with DWI.

The eastbound travel lanes of Interstate 40 between Harrison Avenue and Wade Avenue were closed for hours but have since reopened.

The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to visit CrimeStoppers for anonymous reporting options or call (919) 996-1193