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UPDATE: Tow truck driver killed by car while changing tire; driver in jail


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Highway Patrol says one person is dead and another is behind bars after a hit and run on Carolina Beach Road at McQuillan Drive Sunday night.

Anthony Thompson, 50, is charged with second degree murder after hitting John Junior Colville, 55, and then driving away from the accident. Thompson is also charged with driving while impaired, habitual impaired driving, driving while license revoked and hit and run with injury. He is being held in New Hanover County jail under a $1 million secured bond.

Witnesses say Colville was helping a woman change her tire when he was hit and thrown into the air. He later died from his injuries. Wayne's Towing in Wilmington did not want to comment.

According to Department of Public Safety records, Thompson has faced up to eight charges for driving while impaired and at least two charges of failure to stop for an accident.

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John worked for Waynes

John worked for Waynes Towing, he was a long time driver for them and was a great person, always happy and willing to help. He will be missed by many. Rest in peace John, There is a special place in heaven for a man like you, far too soon but take you place there and rest in peace.

I think they wanted to know

I think they wanted to know who the drunk driver was working for

Our Prayers go out to John's

Our Prayers go out to John's family, and also to the wayne's family.

Randy Stewart

Broken Hearts

My prayers go out to the family,Mr Thompson is my brother-in law. My wife has cried all day not for her brother but for the lost of a mans life and the effects it is causing on his family and dear friends.May Gods gently hands touch the broken hearts. We cant change what happened but we are praying for you all. May justice be done. Mr Thompson always had problems it wasnt because he didnt have a family that cared. He done whatever he wanted no matter how much we tried. Our hearts are broken aswell. The facts are clear and all we can do is pray and say from us we are so sorry for the lost of a well loved man. I hope this comment seems wrong to anyone, just had to say something. GOD BLESS