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POLICE: Driver in fatal hit-and-run turned himself in

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A truck driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run turned himself in to the North Carolina Highway Patrol days after the incident. 

The accident happened on January 25th in Bladen County. 65-year-old Charles Edward McDuffie turned himself in on Friday, January 27th at 8 a.m. 

According to WECT 6, McDuffie was traveling on Tobermory Road when he failed to yield to a pickup truck on NC 87. McDuffie then left the scene. The pickup driver died as a result of the collision. 

Troopers don’t believe there were any witnesses to the incident, but they were able to get some information from the victim prior to his passing.

“The Troopers found a quick video clip from a security camera on Tobermory Road just prior to [the] collision. That was all we had to go on.  After 3 days of investigation we identified the [truck] owner who was very cooperative and they helped us locate their driver, who at that time was in Pennsylvania unloading at a cold storage facility.  They advised him to drive back to NC to the highway patrol office in Elizabethtown so we could inspect the truck and interview him about the collision.  When he arrived at our office we already had the warrant in hand and made the arrest,” a spokesperson for NCSHP said.

McDuffie arrived at the highway patrol office at around 8 a.m. on Friday, and posted bond around 10 a.m. The incident is still under investigation.

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