BENSON – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 95 in Johnston County.
The collision was reported around 5:00pm Monday in the southbound lanes just south of the NC Highway 50 overpass in Benson.
The victim died at the scene. One southbound lane was closed for more than an hour, causing a traffic backup for several miles.
The State Highway Patrol is investigating. No further information has been released.
The man was trying to pick up something in the middle of the road. He realized there were cars approaching and attempted to run out of the way. He was nearly hit by one vehicle and a second red car came in direct contact as he attempted to run back to the median. I was driving in the opposite direction when this happened. It was terrifying to see how the man was launched into the air upon impact. My prayers go out to those involved.
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