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Man struck and killed along MLK Parkway identified

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WILMINGTON – Authorities released the name of a 24 year-old man who was struck and killed on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Thursday night. According to Highway Patrol, Christopher Allen Stephens, of Wilmington, was walking along MLK Parkway and walked into the path of a pickup truck, which struck and killed him.

Stephens is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, which happened around 8:45 p.m. near the Highway 133 exit.

According to Highway Patrol, Stephens had been riding in a car with his mother and started arguing with her. She let him out of the car and he started walking.

The driver who hit Stephens does not face charges.

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Authorities released the name of the 24 year-old man who was struck and killed on MLK Parkway Thursday night.

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