Driver sought in deadly Mooresville hit-and-run

The search is on for the driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Police in Mooresville are investigating after a person was killed in a hit-and-run crash Sunday night.

According to Mooresville Police, officers responded to a reported accident in the 400 block of Patterson Avenue near the intersection with Broad Street around 10:45 p.m. When officers arrived, they found 56-year-old Willie Byers III, lying in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

"He was a very, very good person," said Nina Johnson. "He never did no harm to nobody."

Witnesses told police the suspect vehicle speed away after the crash. Neighbors said they often saw Byers walking along the road, even at night when it's dark. 

"We walk this street all the time going to the quick stop," said one neighbor. "If you're not really looking, if you step out, the cars are flying, speeding, and they'll hit you."

So far, no arrests have been made in connection with the case and police said the driver is still at large. Investigators described the suspect vehicle only as a passenger car. Anyone with information is asked to call Mooresville Police at 704-664-3311.

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