Pedestrian hit and killed along I-40 in Wake County
It happened around 2 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-40 near S. Saunders Street in Raleigh. Authorities said a woman walking in the middle lane was struck by a white pickup truck.
The woman has not been identified. Authorities said the woman was not a construction worker, and it was unclear why she was walking on the highway. The driver of the truck was not hurt.
The accident shut down all three westbound lanes between exit 297 and exit 298 for a couple of hours as authorities investigated the accident. The lanes were reopened around 5 a.m.