TROOPERS: Driver believed involved in fatal Craven County hit & run dies

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Troopers have closed the case surrounding a fatal pedestrian hit and run after they said they discovered the driver involved died.

Back on November 22nd, troopers responded to Highway 17 near Bridgeton just after 8 p.m. and found that Desiree Pitman, 41, of Virginia Beach, had been hit and killed by a vehicle.

The Highway Patrol said thanks to help from the public, they were able find the vehicle that was involved and identify Vaughn Jones, 54, of Bayboro, as the person they believe was driving it at the time of the hit and run.

Prior to being questioned, troopers said that Jones died.

Officials said the case is now closed.

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