Police Say Man Dies After Being Hit By Truck

Wilmington police report a man that witnesses say lived in the woods near Carolina Beach has died after being hit by a pickup truck.

Police said in a news release that the man who appeared to be in his 50s died Friday. Officials did not know the man's name. Witnesses told police the victim lived in the woods behind nearby businesses.

Wilmington police Cpl. R.R. Knopf told the StarNews of Wilmington it was unlikely the driver of the truck would face charges because neither speed nor alcohol was a factor. But, Knopf said, the investigation is continuing.

The driver who was not identified told the newspaper he was too shaken up to talk about the crash.

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