Pedestrian struck, killed on I-95

By: Annick Joseph - Staff writer

LUMBERTON — A Wilmington man has been identified as the pedestrian killed after being hit by an 18-wheeler on Saturday.

Lumberton police officers responded about 6:19 p.m. to a report of a pedestrian struck on Interstate 95 at Exit 20, according to the incident report. When officers arrived, 41-year-old Darrell Keith McRae, of 811 Martin St., was found dead in the interstate’s northbound lane.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Joseph Lebert Menard, 56, of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., was traveling north on I-95 when Merae darted out from the right side of the highway, according to the report. The truck struck and killed McRae. The truck then came to a controlled stop on the left side of the highway.

The driver was not charged or cited with any traffic violations.

The northbound lanes of I-95 were closed until the scene was cleared at about 10:30 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation website.

Annick Joseph

Staff writer

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