Arrest made after pedestrian struck and killed in hit-and-run incident in Lenoir County


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KINSTON, N..C. (WNCT) — The N.C. State Highway Patrol announced the arrest of a man in a hit-and-run incident that killed a woman Tuesday night.

Antwaun D. Thompson, 27, of Kinston, was arrested and charged with felony hit and run. He was placed in the Lenoir County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond. The arrest was made after tips from the community along with other methods during the investigation.

Officials said Thompson’s vehicle was found behind a home in the Albrittons Community, approximately three miles from where Amy Jo Tyndall, 43, was struck and killed Tuesday night.


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The NC State Highway Patrol is investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday night in Lenoir County.

Sgt. Jared L. January said Amy Jo Tyndall, 43, was struck and killed while she and a man were trying to cross NC Hwy. 11 South near the intersection of Ashland Drive. January said that area is a four-lane road that has a turn lane but is not lit.

Tyndall was struck by a vehicle heading north on Hwy. 11 and was pronounced dead at the scene. The man who was with Tyndall, who was not identified, said the vehicle involved was a dark in color four-door passenger vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lenoir County Highway Patrol at (252) 522-1511. You can also call the Communication Center at (252) 792-4101.

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