The Highway Patrol has identified the victim in a deadly car crash involving an SUV that was in a hit and run wreck just moments earlier.
Troopers say the single vehicle accident happened around 11:50 Tuesday morning on Highway 11 North near House Road in Pitt county. They say the same Jeep Commander was involved in a hit and run accident less than 10 minutes earlier on Highway 11, near Highway 903.
The victim has been identified as Ray Marsh, 44 years old, from Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Troopers say at this point it is unknown whether alcohol or drug use was a factor, but they do say speeding did play a role in the accident. Marsh was thrown about 30 feet after the SUV went down a ravine and rolled in a field.