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Four Oaks man killed in I-95 hit-and-run

Posted May 2, 2014

— A pedestrian was struck and killed late Thursday along Interstate 95 near Four Oaks, state troopers said Friday.

Troopers said Jamie Lynn Wall, 42, of Four Oaks, was drinking with a friend when the pair began walking on U.S. Highway 301 shortly before 11 p.m. The friend said he decided to cross I-95 to go to a convenience store and did not realize Wall, who was “extremely impaired,” had followed him.

The friend said he thought he heard something struck in the roadway, but he could not find Wall. So, he returned to Wall’s house to tell his girlfriend.

Meanwhile, a driver identified as John Carlton Coles, 50, of Inwood, N.Y., told troopers he hit something around mile marker 90, but he did not know what it was. He stopped at mile marker 95 because of mechanical trouble, noticed front-end damage to his truck and tried to call police.

Coles said he could not get cellphone coverage, so he drove 10 miles to a truck stop in Kenly, where he called police.

Kenly police took him back to the scene, where state troopers were investigating Wall’s death.

Coles was charged with misdemeanor hit and run.


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