UPDATE: Next of kin has been notified…The deceased pedestrian has been identified as 52 year old Gary Brazeal.
WFPD responds to a fatality vehicle-pedestrian accident on I-44 Northbound @ Exit 5. The 9-1-1 call came in at 1641 hrs. A silver Mercury was traveling NB on I-44 taking Exit 5 when a male pedestrian crossed in front of the vehicle on the exit ramp. The driver of the vehicle took evasive action but the pedestrian was struck. The pedestrian was transported to URHCS where he was pronounced dead at 1727 hrs. The name of the deceased is not being released at this time pending next of kin notification. The accident is currently under investigation by the WFPD Crash Unit.