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Victim Killed Along Highway 33 Identified

The Highway Patrol has released the name of a man killed early Sunday morning as he walked along Highway 33 in Pitt County.

Troopers say Silberio Juarez was here on a work pass from Guatemala.

A spokesperson for the Highway Patrol says John Vincent of Greenville told them he was on his way to work when the 34-year-old man walked in front of his 2001 Ford Explorer.

Vincent told investigators Juarez was walking along the shoulder before he stepped in front of his SUV. Vincent says he tried to veer out of the way but it was to late.

No charges are expected to be filed against Vincent.


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The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the death of an unidentified Hispanic male.

The male was killed around 5:30 Sunday morning along NC 33 West near the Belvoir Church.

A spokesperson for the Highway Patrol says John Vincent of Greenville told them he was on his way to work when someone walked in front of his 2001 Ford Explorer.

Vincent told investigators the Hispanic male was walking along the shoulder before he stepped in front of his SUV. Vincent says he tried to veer out of the way but it was to late.

The spokesperson says the unidentified male died at the scene. Someone has come forward who believes they know who the Hispanic male may be.

An identification is expected to me made on Monday through the Medical Examiners Office.

Highway Patrol says speed was not a factor and they are also waiting for toxicology reports on the unidentified male.

Charges are not expected against the driver.


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