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Investigation continues: Police identify victim in fatal hit and run

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One person was killed in a hit and run accident in the 2500 block of Market Street in Wilmington Friday night. One person was killed in a hit and run accident in the 2500 block of Market Street in Wilmington Friday night.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating a hit and run accident Friday night that killed a 53-year-old man from Wilmington.

According to police, James Alan Lawson was walking on the side of Market Street around 9:15 Friday night.

A white Jeep was speeding in the 2500 block of Market Street Heading westbound and reportedly hit Lawson.

Lawson died at the scene.

According to police, officers found a Jeep matching the description on Fourth and Chestnut Streets. They towed the vehicle away to be processed for evidence.

No arrests have been made in this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3600. Information also may be submitted anonymously through Text-A-Tip. Enter Tip708 and the information, and send to 274637 (CRIMES).

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