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Fayetteville police investigate fatal hit and run

Posted September 22, 2009
Updated September 24, 2009

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— Fayetteville police were investigating after a pickup truck struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday evening at 321 North Eastern Blvd.

Paramedics transported Carson Harrell, 63, to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The pickup struck Harrell at about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday and then fled the scene, police said. The impact knocked Harrell about 30 feet onto a grassy area off the side of the street.

A witness said the truck drove a few blocks before turning onto a side street. He couldn't provide a description of the truck.

Police said Harrell was homeless.

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