18-Year-Old Student Hit, Killed by Vehicle in Carteret County, North Carolina
CARTERET COUNTY, NC. – According to an online news story reported at wcti12.com, an 18-year-old student was hit and killed by a vehicle in Carteret County, North Carolina. The victim was reportedly a high school senior and was walking home after working a shift at a local restaurant at the time of the accident.*
The collision took place on Highway 24 in Carteret County. North Carolina State Highway Patrol and WCTI report that at approximately 3:40 a.m., an 18-year-old male from Newport, North Carolina, was walking on Highway 24. Near the intersection with Marietta Lane, a vehicle that had been traveling west on Highway 24 hit the pedestrian.
The make and model of the vehicle was not reported. WCTI states that the driver, who was not identified, stayed at the scene after the collision and contacted police. It is not clear at this time how the accident happened. Troopers reported that the victim was wearing dark-colored clothing and was lying in the road when the vehicle hit him. It is not clear why he was in the road.
WCTI reports that the pedestrian was fatally injured. Investigators confirmed the victim was a senior at Havelock High School and was a former member of the high school’s football team. He had reportedly finished a shift at a Wendy’s restaurant in Morehead City, North Carolina, and was walking home when he was hit.
The accident is still under investigation, and authorities are asking for the public’s help in learning additional information. People who were in the area at the time of the accident and might have information about the victim or the collision should contact investigators by calling (252) 728-8400.
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