KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — A pedestrian hit while trying to cross the street near Grainger Stadium in Kinston on Sunday has passed away, police said.
On Tuesday, Kinston police told WNCT’s Adrianna Hargrove the pedestrian, Michael Houston, 28, of Winterville, died at ECU Health.
WNCT’s Caitlin Richards reports Houston was hit around 3 p.m. Sunday while crossing East Vernon Avenue next to East Street. The Down East Wood Ducks were hosting the Fayetteville Woodpeckers at the stadium. There was no word if Houston was coming to or from the game.
Houston was transported to ECU Health and was listed in critical condition at the time.
The vehicle which hit the pedestrian did stop after the incident happened. The driver was identified as Alphonso Early Cherry.
While the case remains under investigation, Kinston police said no anticipated charges are forthcoming in the case. Officials said speed, alcohol or other violations played a role in the incident.