GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) — A Winston-Salem man died after running in the path of a tractor-trailer in Greensboro on Monday, according to a Greensboro Police Department news release.

Around 8:43 a..m, the Greensboro Police Department responded to the area of US 29 South exit ramp and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when they were told a person was injured in a crash.

A pedestrian, identified as Vielace Rudolph Tippett, 77, of Winston Salem, ran into the path of a 2016 International tractor-trailer, the release says.

Tippett died as a result of the injuries from the crash.

The crash is being investigated by the crash reconstruction unit.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000. Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to to submit a web tip. All tips to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous.