A 53-year-old man was struck and killed on U.S. 401 early Thursday morning, and police are trying to find one of the three vehicles they think were involved.
James Demetrius Mims of Garner was crossing U.S. 401 near Pine Woods and Purser drives at about 6:15 a.m. when he was hit. One of the three vehicles involved in the accident drove off, police said.
Police are looking for a Hyundai Sonata between model years 2010 and 2014, “based on debris left from the collision,” said Garner police Sgt. C.M. Adams. He said investigators gleaned few clues from surveillance video obtained from area businesses.
“We weren’t able to get a tag or anything,” he said.
Police have released few details about the accident. They ask anyone with information about the missing vehicle to call them at 919-772-8810.
Southbound lanes of U.S. 401 were closed for about three hours after the accident took place.