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Wilson man killed in hit-and-run

Posted March 22, 2009 10:24 a.m. EDT
Updated March 23, 2009 9:33 a.m. EDT

— Wilson police were searching for the vehicle that hit and killed a man along Ward Boulevard early Sunday.

Around 3:20 a.m., police said, a 911 caller reported that a man was lying alongside the northbound lanes in the 5500 bock of Ward Boulevard, between Washington and Carolina streets.

Officers determined that the 30-year-old Hispanic man had been struck and killed by a vehicle. Police identified him as Juan Carlos Blanco of Pine Street in Wilson.

Anyone who has seen recent and unexplained damage of a vehicle or has information about the hit-and-run was asked to call Wilson police at 252-399-2323.