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Troopers look for car that hit and killed toddler in Duplin County

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DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- State troopers are looking for a vehicle that hit and killed a 21-month-old child who wandered into the road this afternoon.

The Highway Patrol says between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m, a dark colored vehicle was traveling north near 1983 Garner Chapel Road in Duplin County when the accident happened. After hitting the child, the driver fled the scene.

The vehicle is thought to be either a dark colored Chrysler Sebring or a Dodge Stratus and was last seen traveling north toward Mount Olive. Investigators say there will be damage to the front right of the vehicle, particularly near the headlight.

Anyone with information about the location of the vehicle is asked to call the North Carolina State Highway Patrol at (800) 334-7411.

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