Man killed walking on U.S. 17 in Jacksonville overnight

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Police in Jacksonville are investigating a deadly crash that killed a man walking on a busy highway early today.

The crash happened on U.S. 17, near mile marker 106 which is near the split of Highway 24 around 1:45 a.m.

Police say a car, driven by Bobbie Haddock, of Hubert, was trying to merge into the right lane of the highway when the right corner of the vehicle struck the man in an unlit area of the highway.

Eric Fisher was wearing dark clothing, according to police. The 45-year-old Jacksonville man died later at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.

Anyone with information on the crash should call police at 910-455-4000.