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Police: Pedestrian Killed Had Drugs In His System

A pedestrian who was struck by a driver and killed had drugs in his system at the time according to Wilson police. The driver involved in the accident is not being charged.

According to police toxicology reports show that Michael Hunt, Jr. had consumed PCP and THC, the impairing chemical found in marijuana, prior to the crash.

The crash happened Wednesday on NC Highway 42 West. Hunt was struck by a vehicle driven by Justin Jones. After an investigation police say Hunt was dressed in dark clothing and darted from the road into the path of Jones' vehicle.

Investigators determined that there is no indication of impairment, improper speed, or driver error on Jones’ behalf.

Investigators have consulted with the District Attorney’s Office and have determined that based on the available evidence there was no wrong doing on Jones’ behalf and no charges will be pursued.

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A man who was the focus of a silver alert and was hit by a car in Wilson has died.

Wilson Police say the silver alert was issued for 24-year-old Michael Hunt Jr. Wednesday. Officials began the search after Hunt left the Wilson Medical Center where he underwent a psychological evaluation.

The silver alert ended after a Honda Civic struck Hunt on Highway 42 near Trace Drive just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Hunt was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Police say more details will be available when the accident reconstruction team has completed their investigation.


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