Jogger hit by car south of Clayton identified

CLAYTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- The North Carolina Highway Patrol spent most of Tuesday trying to identify a man hit by a car while jogging.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol said around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning they responded to a call of a pedestrian hit in the 400 block of Smith Road in Johnston County, just south of Clayton near Smithfield.

They later found out that the man had been jogging when he was hit by another man driving a pick-up truck.

The jogger had no wallet or any identification with him, and authorities did not release David Wilson Anderson's name officially until 11 p.m.

"Someone has just run over a jogger," said at least one person who called 911.

In that recorded 911 call, we hear, "The person that ran over him is down there with him," and, "this gentleman that's trying to revive him is down there with a flashlight."

This 911 caller described how the driver stayed on scene and tried to fight to save Anderson's life.

"The driver in the pick-up truck said that jogger was in the middle of the road and he had no escape, tried to avoid him, but struck him," said Sgt. James Manning with the Highway Patrol.

The driver is not facing any charges and Manning said speed was not a factor.

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