Man dies after early morning hit and run in Carolina Beach

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Erwin Ellis Williams (Photo: NHSO)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — One man has died after a hit and run on the 500 block of Carolina Beach Avenue North.

The Carolina Beach Police Department, Carolina Beach Fire Department, Kure Beach Police Department and New Hanover County EMS were dispatched to the scene at 12:39AM on Sunday morning.

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The victim was found with serious injuries and life saving measures were taken, but he later died on scene.

Police located the vehicle a short time later after searching based on a description from witnesses.

74-year-old Erwin Ellis Williams of Carolina Beach was arrested and charged with Felony Death by Motor Vehicle, Hit/Run causing Serious Injury or Death, and Driving While Impaired.



Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the incident.

Williams is being held on a $100,000 bond.

The man has been identified and police are in the process of notifying next of kin.