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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.

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.


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  • angry

    Maybe you should never walk anywhere that was an old man and he was trying to cross the street… How rude of you he’s got family that can see your ridiculous comments!!!!

  • Erin

    Has there been any update on this?? My husband and I were there at the scene seconds after this happened, and waited until ambulance got there. The man’s walker was in a million pieces, and the person driving KNEW they hit someone…jumped the median and took off. SO SO sad…they left him laying in the middle of the road dying. He passed away before he even got to the hospital. So tragic. I just hope they keep looking for this vehicle.

  • portcity

    Crossing the street at an intersection with no cross?? Sucks he died but maybe he should of been following the law. He had to of been crossing street illegally or pulled out in front of someone…People on mopeds down give a damn about the laws on the road around here. More would be alive if they did. Maybe they ran because they were scared or may not even know they hit someone. Could be drugs or alcohol. Doesnt matter how sober you are if someone pulls in front of you.

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