Update: One dead, one seriously injured in hit and run accident in Craven County

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VANCEBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol reported a fatal car accident on Thursday.

The accident occurred on Mile Road (State Road 1646) north of Vanceboro just after 7p.m.

Troopers say three people were walking across the street when a truck crossed the center line and hit two of pedestrians. The truck then collided with a culvert and hit several trees.

One of pedestrians, Nika Smith, died as result of injures from accident. Investigators say the other person hit, Rodney Lancaster suffered serious injuries.

Troopers say the driver of the truck, Justin Eure, ran from the accident on foot.

Highway Patrol says charges are pending in this incident.

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