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Pedestrian Accident on Hatch Street in Burlington, North Carolina

June 20, 2019

BURLINGTON, NC. – According to an online news report posted at, a pedestrian accident that occurred on Hatch Street in Burlington, North Carolina, has police looking for a missing suspect. The suspect is accused of fatally hitting a pedestrian, then crashing into another vehicle and disappearing before officers could speak to him.*

The accident occurred in the morning near the intersection of Rauhut Street and Hatch Street. Authorities and Times-News report that at about 10:30 a.m., a pedestrian was walking on a sidewalk in the area, when a southbound 2007 Chevrolet Impala left the side of a northbound lane on Hatch, drove onto the sidewalk, and hit the pedestrian. 

Authorities say the Chevy then traveled further south in the northbound lanes and struck a 2010 Hyundai Accent. It is unclear why the driver of the Chevy was traveling the wrong direction on the roadway or what caused the two accidents. 

Times-News reports that emergency responders took the pedestrian to Alamance Regional Medical Center, where he tragically died from his injuries. He was identified as a 58-year-old man from Burlington. It is not clear if anyone in the Hyundai was injured.

Times-News states that the driver of the Chevy was injured and also taken to Alamance Regional. The extent of his injuries is not known, but authorities reported that he left the hospital before they could interview him. He was identified as a 38-year-old man from Burlington. Times-News says the man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving, driving with a revoked license, and possession of marijuana. 

Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500. 

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