According to police, a man suffered fatal personal injuries shortly after 5:30 a.m. on September 29 while attempting to cross U.S. Highway 15-501 at Mt. Moriah Road in Durham.
Police say that 27-year-old Carrboro resident Eric Franklin Simpson was crossing the highway in the direction of New Hope Commons Shopping Center when an eastbound vehicle driven by 31-year-old Mebane resident Vernon Chris Worley.
Investigators said that Simpson was on his way to his job at Barnes & Noble in New Hope Commons Shopping Center. He died at the scene of the crash. Worley was uninjured in the crash.