Man, dog die after being hit by car while crossing road in Raleigh, police say

Top Stories

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A man and his dog were killed after they were hit by a car while crossing Wake Forest Road Tuesday night, Raleigh police said.

Police responded to the scene near Wake Forest Road and Dresser Court Tuesday shortly after 8 p.m. A man crossing Wake Forest Road was hit after a car swerved to avoid him and the second car struck him, police said.

The man and his dog were not in a crosswalk.

The man was taken to WakeMed with life-threatening injuries where he later died. His dog died at the scene. The driver of the car that hit him remained on scene, police said.

A wreck report released by Raleigh police on Wednesday morning identified the pedestrian as Donald Lee Lawver, of Raleigh. The report shows that Lawver and his dog were hit by a vehicle traveling 33 mph. The speed limit on the road is 45 mph.

The collision remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time, according to authorities.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

LKQD Outstream

Trending Stories