A truck carrying bananas crashed on Interstate 85 in Orange County early Monday, and a pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, closing lanes of both routes.
In the Raleigh crash, firefighters closed two inbound lanes near Pleasant Valley Road after a vehicle struck a pedestrian about 6:30 a.m. Police say Raymundo Garcia-Sanchez, 23, was not in a designated crosswalk as he tried to cross Glenwood just east of Pleasant Valley and was hit by a car going to an estimated 40 mph, according to a police accident report.
Garcia-Sanchez was taken to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh with what police called life-threatening injuries. Early Monday evening, police said he had died.
The driver of the car, Stephanie Ann Slaughter of Raleigh, was not injured and was not cited by police.
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Police opened the last lane of the street about 11:30 a.m.
West of Hillsborough, in Orange County, a truck wreck closed two of I-85’s southbound lanes after the highway’s merge with Interstate 40, the state Department of Transportation reported.
The crash happened a little before 4 a.m., officials said. The lanes were closed for several hours, but had reopened by late morning.