North Carolina State Police are on the hunt to figure out who hit and killed a US Marine outside near Camp Lejeune in the early hours of Saturday morning.
According to WITN, Sergeant Michael Tooley was killed while walking along a highway in nearby Sneads Ferry at around 3:00 in the morning.
The 28-year-old Marine -who had survived two tours in Iraq and an additional two tours in Afghanistan- was killed at the scene, although the driver of the vehicle kept going.
“Someone hit him and left him in the street to die early Saturday morning while he was walking back to base,” said Mallory Harmon, whose husband served with Tooley. “That person took the life of a true hero. To think that he was killed so selfishly here on US soil is sickening.”
Harmon’s statement -which was posted to social media– went on to implore the public to use social media as a means to assist the North Carolina Troopers in tracking down Tooley’s killer.
The Highway Patrol is continuing the investigation and is currently accepting tips in connection with the fatality. Anyone with information on the hit and run is urged to call troopers at 910-347-1751.
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