Person killed in hit-and-run in east Charlotte

Person killed in hit-and-run

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - One person was killed when they were struck by a vehicle near Mint Hill in east Charlotte Friday night.

The hit-and-run happened just before 10:30 p.m. on Lawyers Road between Brickstone Drive and Meadow Glen Drive. Police said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim's name has not been released.

Police later reported that the victim’s name was Eric Ryan Elsea. Elsea was reportedly struck by a vehicle that failed to stop at the scene. The victim was not wearing reflective clothes and, at the time, was walking on a section of roadway that had no sidewalks or shoulder.

Police are looking for a white, mid-2000′s Ford F-350 dually quad cab with a tool box in the bed which may have been involved in the accident.

Lawyers Rd. was closed between Brickstone and Meadow Glen as crews worked at the scene. Traffic was diverted through a nearby neighborhood.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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