Man killed in hit and run while changing tire on I-40 in Orange County

A man changing his tire on the side of Interstate 40 was hit and killed early Monday morning, according to the N.C. State Highway Patrol.

DeShawn Perry, 33, was killed at around 3:30 a.m. near where I-40 and I-85 split in Orange County, according to ABC11, The News & Observer’s media partner.

The case is being investigated as a hit-and-run.

The Highway Patrol had not released a possible vehicle description or other details as of Monday evening.

It was the first of two roadside fatalities in the Triangel in two days.

On Tuesday a woman died on Miami Boulevard in Durham after getting out of her disabled SUV and being run over by it when another car hit it, according to police. The other driver was charged with driving while impaired and other offenses.


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Ashad Hajela reports on public safety for The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun. He studied journalism at New York University.