FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Jogger hit and killed identified

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Submitted: Tue, 10/18/2011 - 6:51pm
Updated: Wed, 10/19/2011 - 12:33pm

UPDATE: The State Highway Patrol says the man hit and killed by a car last night is Georg Peter Anderl. The 53-year-old just moved to Wilmington from Cedar Rapids, IA, for his job with Chemtex USA.

Investigators say Anderl missed a 10 a.m. meeting today, and that’s when his company alerted police. Coworkers say Anderl was a very dedicated executive, so they knew something was wrong when he did not show up to work.

Anderl’s wife and two children still live in Cedar Rapids. Troopers say his family was notified by Iowa State Highway Patrol Tuesday afternoon.


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Highway Patrol is investigating an accident after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car Monday night. Investigators say a silver Chevrolet SUV ran a red light at Gordon and North College Road, hitting a jogger. The driver has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

Troopers could not identify the man who was hit and are asking for your help. They describe him as a white man in his 40s or 50s. He is about six feet tall, was wearing a visor, blue shirt and a gold wedding band.

Police say the victim did not have any form of identification on him at the time of the accident and does not have any scars or tattoos. Anyone with information on who this man is should call the Wilmington Police at 910-343-3600.


  • Guest124 says:

    I have no comment on this tragedy other than I go through this intersection daily and every time I do I feel like the timing at this light is “off” Has anyone else noticed this at this intersection?

  • Gene says:

    I worked with Georg for 17 years. He was a good person, and this is truly a heartfelt loss. I didn’t always agree with Georg, but I respected him, and never in all the time I knew him did I ever think he didn’t have everyone’s welfare at heart. People can debate who was at fault, the character of the drivers, I don’t care it’s just such a senseless loss. My thoughts are with Kathy and the kids, R.I.P Georg….

  • Guest702 says:

    I think there should be very harsh penalties for running red lights. He blatenly killed that person because he would not stop for the light. It should be right up there with murder.

  • Guest 2 says:

    This should be manslaughter, not just a misdemeanor.

  • Guest45 says:

    Because someone was in a hurry and did not want to stop for a RED light, a life was cut short. There is no reason for running a red light unless you are just plan mindless and thinking nothing will happen to you. It will, eventually, but in this case an innocent life was lost. People, slow down, stop for red lights and don’t text and drive.

  • Guest7969 says:

    UP! Accidents happen…it doesn’t validate the loss of life…but they DO happen!

  • Guest7969 says:

    You guys are quick to judge!!! Ever wonder if it might have been an accident. Running the redlight probably wasn’t on purpose. To error is human. Unfortunately a life was lost. Now if drugs or alcohol come into play I will jump on your bandwagons. Until then.stop being so dang harsh!!

  • SBA says:

    Tell that to the victim’s family…. **** happens. How is it that as a society it’s become acceptable to have more than 43,000 people killed in road accidents in the US in 2010? And the number continues to go up. It’s a slaughterhouse on the roads. 9/11 only killed 3000 people, but that’s far worse, right?

  • Guest87 says:

    Choosing to run a red light is a choice, not an accident.
    Choosing to drive drunk is a choice, not an accident.
    Choosing to text while driving is a choice, not an accident.
    Choosing to have the phone in one hand, cigarette in the other and the knee on the wheel is a choice, not an accident.
    Choosing to go solve a matter with someone with gun in hand is a choice, not an accident.

    I could go on, but I think you get the point. If the judicial system would put the belt to the people making dangerous choices (notice I did not say bad, we all make bad mistakes), instead of a good talking to, we might see a difference.

    Maybe they should start making these people who choose to cause death by their choice, dig the grave with a $15 shovel for the lost loved one. That should give the person a good while to think about why he/she is digging the grave.

  • Guest7969 says:

    Choosing to RUN A RED light..might not be a CHOICE as you put it. A short distraction, not thinking of what you are doing, a child crying…it is VERY easy to run a red light and I am SURE you have run at LEAST ONE in your life…if you say you haven’t your a liar! As to your other choices listed…those weren’t involved as far as we know…but I agree those are cognitive choices…

  • Guest7969 says:

    accidents happen…I could list TONS of accidents that are needless…however, happen on a daily basis..its PART OF LIVING! Its exactly why you tell those you love that you love them every day…life is short and can end at any second. HUMANS ERROR…its what makes us human…get off your soap box!

  • mw1976 says:

    to the people saying its not an accident, and it should be manslaughter! stop actin like youve never been in a hurry, and never ran a red light or made a mistake! this is a tragedy for all involved!

  • Lostangelo1 says:

    If you knew the story you’d know the suv swerved to miss a white suv failing to yield. You weren’t there and you don’t know what happened. The lights were yellow when both vehicles tried to catch it. But to me the owner of the white suv should come forward, for helping in causing the accident and fleeing the scene.

  • Lostangelo1 says:

    In Wilmington has run a red light. People seriously think about if this driver was your daughter, son, brother, sister, father or mother, you would not be judging without all the facts. The police on scene said they only charged the man b/c 1 person said he ran a red light and another witness said the light was yellow.

  • Friend of Georg says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Georg for a few years, and his loss is not only a major hole for his family, but also the people, community, and world that he impacted. Georg was just a great guy to be around – and will be missed by a lot of people. My prayers are with his family and I hope everyone takes a moment to remember the life that he lived as well as consider how we can all be a bit safer.

  • lostangel01 says:

    is so quick to judge. There are two victims here, there was a mans life taken. And not one of you know the conditions of the accident or what really happened. You were not there, and you do not know the family. So unless you’d be saying the same thing if this was your child, sibling, or relative of here, quit judging. You not the ultimate judge in this world. And to be honest how many people have ran a red light, just were blessed not to have an incident like this occur?

  • lostangel01 says:

    the case is a drunk driver or a hit and run it is more than a misdemeanor & on the news they usually post drunk driver kills or texting driver kills, BUT IN THIS ACCIDENT this is not the case, that’s why it is a misdemeanor.. This was a serious accident that occurred, and a tragic on at that. How was the driver to know that swerving to miss a suv failing to yield would case a mans life. The man is sincerely missed, and I am so sorry for his families lose. But everyone needs to quit pointing fingers b/c no one on here is perfect. And remember when point fingers you have FOUR pointing right back at you.

  • anne says:

    In the next few days, you will see responses that the driver was a good guy or gal, whatever the case will be. This was just accident. No, it was a deliberate choice on their part to run a red light and thereby causing a chain of events that killed a person.

    Prayers go out to the victim’s family and I hope they are able to identify the person soon. Someone out there is missing a loved one.

    Acts like these are caused by people who think they are more important than anyone else and don’t obey the traffic laws. Hopefully alcohol was not a factor and let’s just hope the person wasn’t texting or talking on a cell phone at the time. People – we need to wake up and realize when we are driving a high powered vehicle, our attention must be focused on what we are doing.

    Is getting somewhere a couple of minutes faster worth the life that you may take because you THINK you are that important? Guess what – you are not!!!

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