CHATHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- NC Highway Patrol is searching for a car and driver after a pedestrian was fatally hit on US 421 Sunday morning.
Around 6 a.m., a pedestrian walked into the roadway and was struck by a vehicle on US 421 Northbound, Highway Patrol officials said.
The vehicle did not stop and continued north on US 421. The car is believed to be a passenger vehicle.
The victim has been identified as Eddie Tapia, 30, of Burlington.
Anyone having information is encouraged to call the State Highway Patrol at the following phone number: (800) 662-7956
Check back for updates.