RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A pedestrian died in a hit-and-run in Raleigh on Friday morning and Raleigh Police are looking for the driver.
It happened around 4:30 a.m. on New Bern Avenue between Poole Road and Raleigh Boulevard.
Raleigh Police Department blocked off the road and put up crime scene tape. The department confirmed it was investigating a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian.
Officers described the victim as a man. They have not released his identity because his next of kin has not been notified.
However, several businesses told ABC11 on Friday that the victim was in their stores on Thursday. One person said they saw the victim hours before the hit-and-run.
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the number of fatal pedestrian crashes has increased by 18% in the past four years
In Raleigh, RPD said it has investigated 1,654 hit-and-run wrecks in the first half of the year.
Raleigh police have not released information about a possible vehicle description.