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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  • by a friend Location: wilson nc on Apr 19, 2011 at 09:02 AM
    no charges filed?? makes no sence. if it was a white boy that was hit all hell would have broke lose. The driver still took a life. So what michael smoked a little weed. He is loved by his family & friends. Tragic...
  • by Weed Eater on Apr 10, 2011 at 09:28 AM
    I know THC is in weed but never knew PCP was not unless its added.
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      by Brutus on Apr 10, 2011 at 11:33 AM in reply to Weed Eater
      People laced marijuana joints with PCP. Some people call it Wet Weed.
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      by Dee on Apr 10, 2011 at 03:40 PM in reply to Weed Eater
      Could you possibly be any dumber?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2011 at 08:52 PM
    fastest toxicology report ever...
  • by ME Location: bath on Apr 9, 2011 at 09:29 AM
    Bonnie you are on the wrong page read it again Pia dont have nothing to do with this one
  • by Bonnie Location: Washington NC on Apr 8, 2011 at 04:21 PM
    Pia was a great singer. I really don't know what America was thinking.I think it was a total injustice. She may not be the winner of American Idol but she definitely will succeed in being a singer. Go Pia!!!!
  • by Conerned Location: ENC on Apr 8, 2011 at 03:13 PM
    This is just the tip of the iceberg folks. Mental health services in this state are in serious trouble. People are waiting in hospital emergency rooms for days waiting for placement in too few acute care hospitals. If you are uninsured or underinsured, your wait is even longer. Hospital staff is continually challenged trying to keep these patients safe, while also caring for the sick and injured that continue to pile in the doors. Solutions have to be found, and soon.
  • by Harry Location: Goldsboro on Apr 7, 2011 at 12:42 PM
    Unless he was involuntarily committed via court order he would have been able to get up and walk away. Courts have slapped medical facilities and staff pretty hard in the past for using locked areas, physical restraints, medications and guards to prevent a person from leaving if they were not compelled by court order to submit to examination. Staff may tell you that leaving against medical advice is not allowed without signing a form, but if you are in a hospital and decide to leave they best not impede your exit unless they are absolutely sure you are at increased risk of self harm or harm to others. It is a good way tobe charged with kidnapping or other nasty felony charges. It is a very messy business trying to hold a person against their expressed wishes unless you have a court order.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 7, 2011 at 09:21 AM
    If he was under an evaluation for mental issues why was he out and about? Must be pretty bad if he is 24 and got hit by a car!
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