22-year-old man crossing Atlantic Avenue killed in hit-and-run, Raleigh police say

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN)– A man was killed in a hit-and-run, Raleigh police said.

It happened around 2:44 a.m. on Sunday on Atlantic Avenue near Millbrook Road.

Police said when officers got to the scene, they found a 22-year-old man who had been hit by a pickup truck. The man, later identified as Rony Kevin Velasquez, died from his injuries, police said Monday afternoon.

Preliminary investigation shows Velasquez was crossing Atlantic Avenue when he was hit by the pickup truck. The people inside the pickup truck ran away from the scene, police said.

Police said they are looking for the people who were inside the pickup truck at the time of the incident.

Both directions of Atlantic Avenue were shut down at Sego Court between Atlantic Springs Road and Millbrook Road while police investigated.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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