A 23-year-old pedestrian who was critically injured last week after he was struck by a car in Southeast Raleigh has died, according to police.
At the time of the accident, police charged the 53-year-old driver with having an open container of alcohol in his car and other motor vehicle violations, but they have not yet filed charges related to the fatal crash, police spokesman Jim Sughrue reported.
Darius Deon Ferebee of Fountain Drive in Raleigh died of his injuries at WakeMed Hospital, Sughrue said.
The accident happened just before 7:15 p.m. Thursday night on Rock Quarry Road, according to a police accident report. Investigators say Ferebee was crossing Rock Quarry when he was struck by a car driven by Andre Quentin Bizzell of Jubilee Court in Wake Forest, according to the report.
Bizzell’s Ford was traveling south toward Interstate 40, where Rock Quarry Road merges with Raleigh Boulevard, when he passed another vehicle and struck Ferebee, who was not crossing in a crosswalk, police reported.
Police also cited Bizzell for driving without insurance and with having an expired inspection, according to the report. Despite the open container violation, police did not conduct sobriety tests him to determine if he was driving while impaired, according to the report.