Man in wheelchair killed in hit-and-run in Hoke County

Authorities are investigating after a man in a wheelchair was hit from behind on N.C. 211 Thursday.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. near Downer Road. After hitting the man, troopers said the driver fled the scene.

The man in the wheelchair was identified as Anthony Walker, 43, of Raeford. He died after being taken to the hospital.

Authorities did not release a description of the vehicle.

Investigators are requesting anyone with information and/or tips pertaining to this incident please contact the Highway Patrol at (910) 944-3629 or the Monroe Highway Patrol Communication Center at (800) 572-8765.

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