Pedestrian struck and killed in University area

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A section of North Tryon Street in University City was shut down Friday morning after a pedestrian was hit and killed, police said. 

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers responded to a reported accident involving a pedestrian near a Waffle House in the 7200 block of North Tryon Street a little before 6 a.m. When police arrived, they found a man lying in the roadway. The victim, identified as 52-year-old George Lee Wingo, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Crash detectives said Wingo was crossing the northbound lanes of the road when he was struck by a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro. The driver of the Camaro attempted to stop when he saw Wingo. Witnesses traveling in the area told police they had to swerve to avoid hitting Wingo when they passed him. 

CMPD said Wingo was not in a marked crosswalk when crossing the road. Alcohol and speed are not contributing factors for the driver of the Camaro. No charges have been filed, but the investigation is ongoing, police said. 

All lanes of NB Tryon Street were closed for a couple hours following the incident as officials investigated. They reopened around 9 a.m.

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