Police identify hit-and-run victim

WILSON The Wilson Police Department released the identity of the victim Monday morning. He is 30-year-old Juan Carlos Blanco of Pine St. in WIlson.

According to public information officer Kolly Burritt, someone called 911 around 3:20 a.m. Sunday about a man lying on the side of the road.

Officers located the Blanco on the northbound side of the 5500 block of Ward Boulevard between Washington Street and Carolina Street near U.S. 301. They believe he was struck and killed by a vehicle.

The victim's name will not be released until his family is notified.

The investigation is ongoing and investigators are asking for anyone with information on this incident to contact Sgt. Marcum or Sgt. Stroud at the Wilson Police Department 252-399-2323. Individuals with information can also call Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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