Suspect flees scene after hitting, killing pedestrian in Goldsboro


GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – Goldsboro police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian that occurred late on Saturday.

UPDATE: Goldsboro man who fled scene of fatal hit-and-run arrested, charged

Goldsboro police responded to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian just after 11:20 p.m. in the area of SR-1591 near America’s Best Value Inn, located at 701 U.S. Highway 70 east, police said. Upon arrival, officers and EMS workers found that Windom Levi Elliott, 39, of Show Low, Arizona, had been hit by a vehicle while walking along the edge of the service road.

Elliott was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle that hit him fled the scene before authorities arrived on scene. The victim and suspect vehicle were both traveling east on the road when the crash occurred.

This photograph shows a truck SIMILAR to the one sought in the investigation. This is not the suspect vehicle (Goldsboro Police Department)
This photograph shows a truck SIMILAR to the one sought in the investigation. This is not the suspect vehicle (Goldsboro Police Department)

The investigation has determined that the suspect vehicle is a dark blue pickup truck, possibly a Ford F-150 or something similar, police said. The model year is believed to be between 2004-2008 and the truck may have a cover over the back bed. Police said the pickup will have front right side (headlight area) and right side-view mirror damage.

The driver is believed to have left the scene traveling east on the service road toward Wayne Memorial Drive.

Anyone having information related to this investigation is asked to contact Officer M. Marino or Sergeant J. Stine at the Goldsboro Police Department at (919) 580-4273.

Anyone with information about this crime, or any other crime in Wayne County is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or text at 919-222-4230. Callers will remain anonymous and if your information leads to a felony arrest you will be given a cash reward for the information. Crime Stoppers gives cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to felony arrests.

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