Hit-and-run victim dies, police search for SUV that hit him


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man is dead and police are looking for the driver of the SUV they say hit and killed him last night on Market Street.

The crash happened at 5200 Market Street near Autozone around 9 p.m. Police say Roy Ellwyn Moore, 68, man was crossing the street leaving Walmart when a red or burgundy Ford Explorer hit him. Moore was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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Police say the suspect in the SUV, which is an early 2000 model, drove away from the scene toward Walmart after the crash. They say the Explorer they are looking for likely has one headlight with major front end damage.

If you have information about this accident, contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3609 or send your tip to Text-A-Tip at (CRIMES) 274637, then start your message with Tip708 then type your tip.