Hit-and-Run Collision Occurs on U.S. 17 in Leland, North Carolina
LELAND, NC. – According to an online news report posted at wwaytv3.com, a hit-and-run vehicle collision occurred on U.S. Highway 17 in Leland, North Carolina. The incident started with a vehicle running out of gas on the highway. Tragically, one person was killed in the accident, according to the report.*
The incident occurred early in the morning near Lanvale Road on U.S. 17. North Carolina State Highway Patrol and WWAY report that a 2019 Volkswagen Beetle was traveling south on the highway at about 12:30 a.m., when it ran out of gas. The driver of the Volkswagen stopped the vehicle on an incline and got out. The car’s parking brake was not engaged, resulting in the vehicle rolling backward.
The car ended up rolling into the driver who was standing outside and knocked her onto the road. Troopers report that a passing southbound vehicle then ran over the Volkswagen driver while she was still in the roadway. The car did not remain at the scene after the collision but continued south on U.S. 17.
WWAY reports that the driver of the Volkswagen tragically died from her injuries. Officials identified her as a 71-year-old woman from Wilmington, North Carolina. It does not appear that anyone had been traveling with her.
Troopers are still looking for the missing driver who hit the victim, and they are asking for the public to call in information. Anyone with tips about the accident can contact North Carolina State Highway Patrol at (910) 395-3917 during business hours or at (910) 862-3133 after hours.
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