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Fatal hit and run involving infant in Duplin County

DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A vehicle struck and killed a 21-month-old child that wandered into the road this afternoon.

According to the State Highway Patrol, between 5:30 p.m and 6:30 p.m, a black vehicle was traveling north near 1983 Garner Chapel Road when the accident happened. After hitting the child, the driver fled the scene.

The vehicle was last seen travelling north towards Mount Olive. There will be damage to the front right of the vehicle, particularly near the headlight.

Anyone with information about the location of the vehicle described is being asked to call the North Carolina State Highway Patrol at 1-800-334-7411.

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