Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in east Charlotte

- A pedestrian was struck and killed in east Charlotte Friday night according to CMPD.

The accident occurred on the 8800 block of Lawyers Road just before 10:00p.m.

Police say a driver hit a man as he was walking in the direction of traffic going toward Meadow Glen Drive from Morris Pond Drive.

The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Eric Ryan Elsea. Officials say he died within minutes of officers responding to the scene after he was hit by a car that failed to stop at the scene.

Police said Elsea was not wearing any reflective clothing. The street where he was hit has overhead lights, but no sidewalk or shoulder.

CMPD is working to determine if speed was a factor in the crash. They also believe the pedestrian may have had alcohol in his system.

Officers are still looking for the driver, who left the scene.

Detectives are searching for the driver of a white Ford F-350 pickup with a toolbox in the bed that may have been involved in the fatal accident.

Stay with Fox 46 Charlotte for developing details.

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