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Pedestrian dead after vehicular collision on MLK Jr. Boulevard, investigation underway


The sign at the entrance of the Chapel Hill Police headquarters is pictured on Wednesday, March 8.

The Chapel Hill Police Department responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Perkins Drive on Wednesday night at 9:40 p.m. The pedestrian — identified as John Arthur Holman, 77, of Chapel Hill — died at the scene and the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.

Northbound Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is now closed between Weaver Dairy Road and Perkins Drive.

This investigation is ongoing, according to the Town.

This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.


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Walker Livingston

Walker Livingston is the 2024 enterprise managing editor at The Daily Tar Heel. She has previously served as summer city & state editor and assistant city & state editor. Walker is a sophomore pursuing a double major in journalism and media and American studies, with a minor in data science. 

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