NC Highway Patrol searching for car after fatal hit-and-run in Chatham County

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.

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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.

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