Fayetteville police searching for fatal hit-and-run driver

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Fatal hit-an-run on Raeford Road in Fayetteville (WTVD)

Fayetteville police are searching for the driver who fatally hit a pedestrian, and then fled the scene early Wednesday morning.

It happened around 2:10 a.m. in the 6800 block of Raeford Road, near 71st School Road.

Authorities said the pedestrian was struck by a 1997 green Ford Ranger with North Carolina registration BJP-1906.

The collision caused the victim to be thrown about 50 feet. His name is being withheld until the family notification process has been completed.

Anyone with information concerning the fatal crash is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department's Traffic Unit at (910) 433-1830 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted by visiting http://www.fay-nccrimestoppers.org/send_a_tip.aspx and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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