WANTED: Driver identified in Wilmington hit-and-run


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have identified the driver accused of mowing down a woman earlier this week and then driving off.

Police are searching for 22-year-old Courtnay Danielle Lawrence. WPD identified Lawrence after receiving multiple tips from the community. The male pedestrian has been identified and has a known dating relationship with Lawrence.

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Police found a photo of Lawrence posing with the damaged car, a 2016 Hyundai Elantra, that was posted on social media immediately after the crash.

WWAY spoke with the victim Thursday about what happened.

Lawrence is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run failure to give information/aid to personal injury, and driving without a license.

Anyone with information is asked to call WPD at (910) 343-3609 or use Text A Tip.