Friday 18 Oct 2019


Pedestrian Dies Days After Being Hit By Vehicle

A person has died after being struck by a vehicle in Kinston earlier this week. Around 6:30 PM Monday, the Kinston Police Department responded to N.C. Highway 11 near Executive Drive for the report of an accident involving a pedestrian.  Officers found the pedestrian, 58-year-old Burl Perry Merritt, Jr. of Kinston, who was conscious and alert.  Witnesses stated Merritt was walking on the shoulder of the road when he walked into the roadway and was struck by a vehicle.  Merritt was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  On Wednesday, Vidant informed the Kinston P.D. that Merritt had died.  Merritt’s cause of death is being investigated by the Medical Examiner’s Office.  The case remains under investigation.

One Comment

  1. Pam says:

    It’s old news but he died the same day 2 hours later

    Reply

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