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Man killed after being hit by truck on US-29 in Greensboro

Greensboro police said Tippett ran into the path of a tractor-trailer truck Monday around 8:43 a.m. on U.S. 29 South Exit Ramp and Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man died after being hit by an 18-wheeler, police said. 

According to investigators, Vielace Rudolph Tippett, 77, was originally reported missing last seen on Lansing Drive in Winston-Salem and a Silver Alert was issued for him.

However, Greensboro police said Tippett ran into the path of a tractor-trailer truck Monday around 8:43 a.m. on U.S. 29 South Exit Ramp and Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. 

It shut down US-29 South from East Gate City to I-40 for several hours. The highway is now back open. 

Traffic was at a standstill as officers redirected people off the highway. 

Police are still investigating the crash.