Hit and run driver kills junior at Topsail High

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HAMPSTEAD, NC (WWAY) — Highway Patrol is looking for a driver they say killed a teen who was riding a foot scooter in a hit and run on Highway 17 Wednesday.

First Sgt. King with the Highway Patrol said they got the call around 6 a.m. on Highway 17 near Sloop Point Road. King said Tomas Hall Green, 17, of Hampstead, died while riding a foot scooter. He said the vehicle left the scene. He needs the public’s help finding it.

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King said there was some debris at the scene. He said they found the front left part of the grill on the vehicle. He said they have identified it as a 2001-2006 Chevy SUV or pickup truck. Anyone with information is asked to call the Highway Patrol.

A Pender County Schools spokeswoman said Green was a junior at Topsail High School. According to a GoFundMe page started by a friend, Green’s mother is a single mom and Green was one of two boys.

As students, faculty and family mourned his death, people in the stands and players on the field took time out of a softball game Wednesday night to hold a moment of silence for the teen.