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HAMPSTEAD, NC (WWAY) — A late-night hit and run over the weekend left a Pender County girl in the hospital, but the details surrounding the accident are still unclear.

In an e-mail, the victim’s aunt told us the girl was hit Saturday night when she tried to cross US 17 in Hampstead.

Highway Patrol says it cannot release the victim’s name, because she is a juvenile. The investigating trooper says the victim was crossing US 17 near the Food Lion to go to the store with her sister and her mom’s boyfriend. That’s when she was hit by a vehicle that did not stop.

Because it was dark, it’s not clear what kind of vehicle hit the girl.

Now, investigators are looking for any information that can help in them find the car and driver.

An e-mail from a woman who says she is the victim’s aunt says her niece Katelyn is being treated in Chapel Hill for a shattered pelvis and cracked skull. The victim’s aunt says she contacted us because she wants to find the person responsible for hitting Katelyn. Highway Patrol, though, says it does not even know who or what to look for.

If anyone has any information about the accident or anyone involved, please contact the Highway Patrol or your local law enforcement agency.


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