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Washington man changing tire killed by hit-and-run driver

Published: Dec. 17, 2020 at 4:15 PM EST
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BEAUFORT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The roommate of a man hit by a car tells WITN he wants to offer a reward for more information.

William Waters tells WITN Phillip Barbour worked at IBX Impressions and got the flat tire on his way home from work. Waters went to help Barbour at around 10:15 or 10:30 Wednesday night. He says he saw a truck swerving on Dan Taylor Road before the driver started to slow down.

Waters says all of the sudden, the driver of the truck hit the gas and hit Barbour, who was on the ground trying to work on the car. He says Barbour got knocked about 30 feet, and the driver took off on Corseca Road.

Anyone with information on this deadly hit-and-run should call the Highway Patrol at 919-733-3861 or *HP.

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Troopers are hoping you can help them find the driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed a Washington man as he was changing his tire.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday on Dan Taylor Road in Beaufort County.

The Highway Patrol says 33-year-old Phillip Barbour was killed.

Witnesses say it was a dark Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck that struck Barbour. The truck was last seen heading south on Corsica Road.

Anyone with information on this deadly hit & run should call the Highway Patrol at 919-733-3861 or *HP.

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