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ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — State troopers are looking for the driver of a truck they say hit and killed a man walking on the side of an Onslow County road on New Year’s Eve, but didn’t stop.

Investigators say the crash happened around 8 p.m. on NC 24 in Hubert near Hubert Blvd. Troopers say they don’t know if the pedestrian, Earl Dupey, Jr., was in the road at the time or exactly how the truck hit him. Dupey was taken to a Wilmington hospital, but later died from his injuries.

Troopers who investigated say they recovered parts of a side mirror at the scene, and say the truck is either a GM or Chevy pick-up and is silver or pewter in color. The truck they are looking for is likely missing its passenger-side mirror or pieces from it.

Troopers believe the driver of the truck may not have known he had hit anything when it happened. They say they will continue investigating. There’s no word yet on what charges the driver may face.


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