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Troopers Release Photo Of Vehicle's Mirror As Fatal Hit & Run Investigation Continues

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Troopers in Onlsow County are continuing to search for the driver who killed a man who was walking down a highway, and kept going.

It happened New Year's Eve around 8:00 p.m. on Highway 24 in Hubert.

30-year-old Earl Dupey died after he was hit by a silver car. On Monday troopers released a photograph of the car's side mirror with hopes that someone might recognize the vehicle with the missing passenger-side mirror.

Dupey was airlifted to Wilmington where he later died.


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Loved ones gathered on the beach New Year's Day to remember a friend killed in a hit and run in Onslow County Tuesday night.

Trooper Sean Spring says 30-year-old Earl Dupey died after he was hit by a silver car as he walked down Highway 24 in Hubert
about half a mile east of Hubert Boulevard just before 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Trooper Spring says Dupey was airlifted to Wilmington.

Troopers need your help finding the silver GM car that took off from the scene. Trooper Spring says the car is missing its passenger side mirror.

Lee West, a friend of Dupey's, says he was a fun loving person who was always positive about life and would do anything for anybody. West says he loved the beach and was there almost every day. He sent us pictures of loved ones who gathered on the beach Wednesday to remember Dupey.


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