Man who was focus of Silver Alert hit by car, dies


Police say 24-year-old Michael Hunt, Jr. of Wilson was hit around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 42 west near Trace Drive.

He died from his injuries Friday.

According to authorities, Hunt left Wilson Medical Center Wednesday after undergoing a psychological evaluation. A Silver Alert was issued shortly after that.

Police say 82-year-old Justin Scott Jones was driving the car that hit Hunt.

The incident remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.

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