WPD identify pedestrian in deadly Saturday accident

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Wilmington police say a vehicle struck a 19-year-old man in the 5600 block of Oleander Drive around 9:30 P.M.

The victim was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he died a few hours later from his injuries.

The victim, wearing dark clothes, attempted to cross the street, but was not in a crosswalk.

The victim has been identified as Zishan Zhao from China. Police say he was attending school at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

They say it’s unclear at this time why he was in Wilmington. After meeting with the District Attorney, police have determined no charges will be filed in this fatality.

The investigation is ongoing.

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