Hit-and-run fatality on S. College and Wilshire Blvd.


WILMINGTON, NC – Wilmington police are investigating a hit-and-run shortly after 2 a.m. this morning that killed a man.

Officers responded and found a pedestrian and vehicle accident. Richard Wayne Cathey III, the 26-year-old pedestrian, was walking west on South College Rd. at Wilshire Blvd. when he was hit by an unknown black vehicle.

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The vehicle kept going and Cathey was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries. He later died of his injuries.

The Wilmington Police Department expressed their condolences to his family.
If anyone has any information in regards to this incident contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3609 or text 847-411 to submit an anonymous tip.