FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Pedestrian hit and killed on MLK identified

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Submitted: Fri, 12/16/2011 - 5:52pm
Updated: Fri, 12/16/2011 - 5:53pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A pedestrian was hit and killed this morning on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Wilmington. The victim was Errol Dano Hosein, 23, of Hoboken, NJ.

Police say just before 2 a.m. Hosein darted out in front of an eastbound tractor trailer going about 45 mph on MLK. After consulting with the District Attorney’s office, investigators have decided no charges will be filed.

The Traffic Unit investigator determined the victim had been drinking prior to the crash. Hosein apparently was trying to walk to an address in Castle Hayne when he stepped into the path of the truck.


  • Guest28451 says:

    We had one get hit walking Northbound on Hwy 17 last night between 1030p and 11p last night.From what I saw and heard on the scanner he was lucky to be alive. And My guess is dark clothign indeed but people theres a reason why they always tell you to walk facing traffic if at all possible (which it is on MLK except on the bridges) that way you can see the cars long before they can see you…. Another shameless tragedy that could have been averted with a little commonsense. Reality is Car vs Pedestrian.. Car always wins.. (and as a former EMS provider trust me it aint pretty)

  • USMC Joe says:

    From what I’ve seen, this happened on one of those one-way bridges on MLK, just before the Castle Hayne Rd. exit. He was a good kid, prior service USMC, and had himself together. He came down here to visit some friends, decided to stay, and had a job within 3 days. He was a well-spoken, motivated young man, and I am sorry that he is gone. Fair winds and following seas, my friend. Semper Fi.

  • NoMLKforme says:

    The star news had a line about it not being safe to walk along Smith Creek Parkway (MLK) at night. I’ve never know any city where it was safe to walk the MLK at night!

  • sbayliss says:

    People need to be aware when they are crossing a street in the dark. My husband and I were traveling down college rd one evening, when a man suddenly just stepped out of nowhere. He was wearing dark clothing so it made it hard to see him. Only saw him when he stepped into the light of the car’s headlights. Luckily my husband was going well below the speed limit so he was able to stop in time. What gets me is that the guy never looked up at us, just kept walking. People think that they have the right of way when crossing a street and take for granted that the oncoming traffic will stop for them. But if the cars are traveling too fast to stop in time or you dart right into the path of an oncoming car, tragedy is going to follow.

  • tmbbabb says:

    I just hired this impressive young man yesterday.While I spoke with him I learned he did not have an easy life at all and he was prior military, a United States Marine.He was a giver who showed no resentment over anything life had handed him. He was eloquent,kind and had one of the best attitudes I have ever seen in my life. When I asked how he became such an impressive young man he said, “Life doesn’t make you,you make life”.Please keep in mind that the people who loved him and cared about him might read our comments so try not to be so cold and unfeeling when leaving your comments. R.I.P. child it was an absolute pleasure to meet you.

  • Phorgive says:

    I cop found him intoxicated and offered to “help”. Dano was sitting on the Curb smoling his black and white. Dano asked for directions to get home and Police officer pointed to highway knowing it has killed many before. hmmmm

  • Dahm says:

    I love how Julia march of Star News prefered to forget the fact that it was a police officer that pointed him to MLK whenever he was found before

  • Stacy says:

    I had the honor of working with him in New York. We will miss him. He was a lovely soul

  • Guest6858 says:

    Let me guess….He was wearing dark clothing and walked into oncoming traffic. Oh Lord, I hope I’m wrong. Sympathy to his family.

  • Stacy says:

    I had the honor of working with him. I am deeply hurt and pray for his family. He is a lovely soul. He was witty and smart. He loved to work with kids in the summer as a lifeguard. His brother is about the same age and they look alike. He’s so hurt. These two young boys are Veterans

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