A man who had been released from the Wake County Detention Center after his arrest early Wednesday was struck by a pickup truck and killed about 20 minutes later while crossing Tryon Road, not far from the Hammond Road facility.
Lee Renfrow Doak, 58, of 4813 Top Stone Road in Raleigh, was crossing Tryon Road behind westbound vehicles that were stopped in a left turn lane, police said.
Doak had been released from the detention center at 3301 Hammond Road about 11:50 a.m. after posting a $1,000 bond, officials said. The accident happened shortly after noon.
William Glenn Allen, driving a Dodge pickup truck, had just completed a left turn from southbound Hammond onto eastbound Tryon when Doak walked in front of the truck and was hit, according to a Raleigh Police Department wreck report.
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Police said their investigation of the incident was continuing, but no charges had been filed.
Doak had been arrested a little before 1:30 a.m. at Ten Ten Road and Crowder Road by a Wake County sheriff’s deputy, according to arrest records kept by the City-County Bureau of Identification. The intersection is a short distance from his home.
A judge had issued an order for law enforcement to arrest Doak because he had not appeared in court when he was supposed to on accusations from November 2012. He had been charged with driving a car with an expired registration plate and with driving with a driver’s license that had been revoked because authorities said he was driving while impaired.
Abbie Bennett: 919-836-5768