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HP seeking info on fatality

Sherry Matthews Editor

December 18, 2013

It’s been nearly six days since 22-year-old Cameron Jamal Jones was struck and killed on White Woods Road near Salemburg, and N.C. Highway Patrol troopers say they are still no closer to finding the person responsible for the hit-and-run accident.


“We simply have nothing to go on,” said Patrol Sgt. Bryan Smith. “We need the public’s help.”


Authorities received a call around 4 a.m. Saturday morning, Dec. 14, about a pedestrian that had been found in the roadway on White Woods Road, about two miles outside Salemburg.


EMS and Sampson Sheriff’s officers were the first to arrive after the call and alerted medical personnel with UNC Hospitals that they needed immediate assistance. Smith said Jones, of 202 Huckleberry Lane, was airlifted to UNC, where he died around 6 a.m. from injuries he sustained when he was struck.


“His injuries were consistent with being run over,” Smith stressed. “We believe he was struck by a vehicle and then left. We don’t have any description of a vehicle, nothing. The few leads we had were dead ends.”


Smith made an impassioned plea for anyone who might have information to come forward and help authorities find those responsible for the hit-and-run fatality.


“We are urging anyone who might have seen anything in that area to give us a call.”


Those with information, no matter how small a detail, are urged to call the local Highway Patrol office at 910-592-3141 or the Communications Center at 1-800-334-7411.


“We would greatly appreciate the help,” Smith said.