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Pedestrian Struck, Killed While Crossing Interstate 40

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Posted at 10:54 PM, Aug 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-28 15:35:29-04

A pedestrian was struck and killed while trying to cross lanes of Interstate 40.

The incident happened in the westbound lanes of the interstate near the 28th Avenue exit ramp around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Reports stated the victim, identified as 61-year-old William Ladson, was attempting to cross the interstate when he was hit by a 1999 Honda Accord.

Ladson passed away at the scene.

Authorities said the driver of the Honda was 57-year-old Clarence Moore, who told officials he did not see the victim before the impact.

According to reports, Ladson was wearing all dark clothing.

Police said Moore was not showing any signs of impairment, and he did not appear to have been speeding.

Moore was charged with driving on a suspended license and failure to provide proof of insurance.

Traffic headed westbound was reduced to one lane while crews worked at the scene for multiple hours throughout the night. Eastbound drivers were not affected.

No further details were available.