Man struck while walking on Fayetteville roadway dies days later

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Man hit by a car in Fayetteville
Investigators said the Nissan was traveling south on S. Eastern Blvd when the collision occurred.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man who was hit by a car Saturday night in Fayetteville later died from his injuries, police said Wednesday.

It happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. in the 500 block of S. Eastern Boulevard near Bell Street.

When units arrived, they said they found a man who had been struck by a Nissan Sentra. There was heavy damage to the front of the car and a large hole in the passenger side windshield.

The man was taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital in critical condition and died Monday from his injuries.

On Wednesday, FPD identified him as James Alton Walton, 73, of Washington, DC.

Investigators said the Nissan, which was driven by a 40-year-old Fayetteville resident, was traveling south on S. Eastern Blvd when he struck Walton, who was wearing dark clothing and walking in the roadway.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to please contact Officer C. Biggerstaff at (910) 751-1382 or submit an anonymous tip through Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crime Stoppers at (910) 483-8477. Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically.

NOTE: Video is from a previous report.