Pedestrian killed crossing Durham highway exit ramp

A pedestrian died in western Durham on Thursday morning while trying to walk across an exit ramp from U.S. 15-501 to N.C. 751, police said, and they closed the ramp to traffic during their investigation of the accident.

The accident happened a little after 6:30 a.m. during the rain-drenched morning commute.

Police said the victim, whose gender and identity they withheld, was crossing the sloping ramp from southbound U.S. 15-501.

It was too early to know if any charges would be filed, police said.