Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have released the name of the man who was killed when he tried crossing East Independence Boulevard early Saturday.
The victim was identified as 23-year-old Traquan Rashad McKoy. He died when he was struck by several vehicles shortly before 3:45 a.m. in the 2100 block of Independence Boulevard, about one-third of a mile west of Briar Creek Road.
Police say McKoy was trying to cross the inbound lanes of Independence Boulevard when he was struck in the left lane by a 1992 Jerry Cherokee driven by a 26-year-old man. The impact threw the victim into the center lane, where he was struck by four other vehicles, police say.
The driver of a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta involved in the incident fled the scene, according to police. The other drivers remained at the scene, according to police. McKoy was trying to cross the road in the area that is marked no pedestrian crossing, police say.
Investigators say speed and alcohol use was not involved for any of the drivers they interviewed.
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