NEW INFO: Man Killed In Hit & Run Accident On Highway 264

The Highway Patrol has narrowed down the car they believe struck and killed a Washington man this past weekend.

Linwood Webb, Jr. was killed early Sunday morning when his moped was hit from behind on Highway 264. Webb was thrown 175 feet by the impact of the crash.

Troopers now say they're looking for a 2001-2006 Volkswagen Jetta station wagon with damage on the right front. They do not know the color. They were able to narrow that down thanks to car pieces found at the accident scene, including a piece stamped with the VW logo.

Troopers are asking anyone, including area body shops, who knows of a Jetta with front end damage to immediately contact them. They also ask if you know someone who drives a Jetta station wagon who now parks it differently, or that you haven't seen lately to give troopers a call.


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A man was killed Sunday after state troopers say a car struck his moped and kept going.

The accident happened early Sunday morning on Highway 264 near the intersection with Highway 30 in Pitt County.

Troopers tell WITN News that 51-year-old Linwood Webb, Jr. of Washington was thrown some 175 feet in the air, and landed on the side of the road. A passing truck driver saw the body and called authorities around 4:00 a.m.

Webb was driving his moped toward Washington.

Troopers say judging by the damage, they believe a car struck the moped. That car should have front end damage.

Anyone with information on this deadly hit and run should contact the Highway Patrol office in Greenville.


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  • by sandra/james webb Location: t town on Aug 15, 2009 at 07:00 PM
    my husband has been very upset about the comments made he whats everyone to know that his brother did not drive a car because he never drove he had a learning problem lyn could not read or write when he was young he was bite by a snake and it affected his learning lyn was not dumb or stupid so DON'T GO THERE he was a good hard working man
  • by sandra webb Location: t town on Aug 15, 2009 at 06:50 PM
    linwood webb jr was my brother in law he was loved very much linwood was a great guy the family loved him very much my father in law linwood's dad is having a very hard timehe just lost a son in sept. of last year people have a heart u don't know my family so you can't judge any of us and linwood really was the best guy u could know he would give u the shirt off his back so please only talk about what u know u should be trying to help us find this person not talking crap about my brother in law so think about that
  • by sandra webb Location: tarboro on Aug 15, 2009 at 06:14 PM
    linwood jr is my brother in law we loved him very much he was a great guy and did not deserve this anyone who has any heart or family that you love u should understand what our family is going through i fill in my heart that the person or persons thar did this are reading ever thing we write we are not going to let this go i have been in touch with nc most wanted and americas most wanted and we will find u i promise u that!!!!!! i hope you dream of what u did ever night until we find u enjoy the time u have we are closing in everyday do yourself a favor and stand up and do the right thing and turn yourself in things will be a hell of alot better for u if you would u want look so much like a coward as u do right now show your face we need closer my husband and his sister and linwood's son deserve that linwood we love u and we will never stop until we find your KILLER!!! AND TO HIS KILLER WE WILL NEVER STOP!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Laura Location: somewhere USA on Aug 11, 2009 at 07:42 AM
    It matters not what this guy was out doing. That is not the point. The point is, this man lost his life and it DID NOT have to happen. People these days have absolutely no respect for others. This sort of thing happens way too much. Law Enforcement needs to step up and start doing their jobs. To the family of this man, my thoughts are with you. May he R.I.P.
  • by David Location: Washington on Aug 10, 2009 at 12:50 PM
    To KS in Hamilton, that is the same Linwood that you re talking about.
  • by KS Location: Hamilton on Aug 10, 2009 at 10:15 AM
    I've been trying to figure out exactly who the victim is and wonder if he is the same fellow that lived, along with his sister, in Hamilton a few years back. I remember him, rain or shine, first thing in the morning trying to get to work at a lumber company near Williamston. Although he didn't seem to have regular transportation, there he was every morning walking, hitching or whatever necessary to get to work. Although I generally do not pick up hitchhikers, I picked Linwood up one rainy morning because I just admired his determination. I found Linwood very mannerly and friendly guy and have seen him from time to time since he moved to the Washington area. If he ever saw me aroung WalMart or elsewhere in Washington he would give me a yell and we would spend a few minutes talking. Linwood was a nice fellow that seemed to make the best of life, loved the moped, and made a positive impression on me. I hate what's happened and wish peace to Linwood's family.
  • by biker man Location: greenville on Aug 8, 2009 at 08:36 PM
    I'm very sorry this man was killed by some stupid "no driving" person. Within the last two months I've had three different people pull out directly in front of me in or around greenville causing me to slide to a stop or completely around them. And yes they all were some young snot nose punks with a cell phone stuck to their heads. I hope the law finds this person and takes them to the furtherest extent of the law! People, learn how to drive already and shove that cell phone. Watch out for your neighbors on the road! Suppose it was your family member that got killed? Ever think about that?
  • by pete Location: grifton on Aug 8, 2009 at 02:48 PM
    A car fitting that description should not be that hard to find,somebody knows who did it and when the person is found the charge should be murder one.geez! how many voltswagon dealers are in eastern n.c check their records.
  • by JB Location: WASHINGTON,NC on Aug 7, 2009 at 07:13 AM
    Linwood was a very special guy.He did not ride his scooter because of alcohol use.He was disabled and could not get a driver's license.He spent many hot/cold and tiring hours riding that scooter to and from the nursing home to visit his mom.He was a very faithful man,son and brother. Let him rest in peace and stop the foolish comments.My deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends.
  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Aug 7, 2009 at 12:40 AM
    While my best wishes go out to Mr. Webb's family as well, I don't think all of these people on about mopeds are blaming him specifically, but rather commenting on the traffic system that passively contributed to this. NC is proud to have some of the best roads in the country, they're always being updated, they need to add world-class bike lanes to all major roads. I've seen such bike lanes; they're very generous to the cyclist and even have a buffer zone. Some are even in the middle of the road, between car lanes, which doesn't make sense to me, but if it works, it works. And some mopeds need brighter lights; visibility is key. Such a tragedy, though, this man was just going to see his father, and this hit-and-run driver hasn't come forward. Highest hopes and best wishes to all hurt by this incident.
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