New Bern Police seek public’s help after fatal hit-and-run

US 70 in New Bern, N.C. (NBN Photo)
U.S. 70 in New Bern, N.C. (NBN Photo)

Updated on Sept. 20

The New Bern Police Department, with the assistance of the community, has identified the decedent in the Hit and Run traffic crash investigation. The decedent was identified as Michael Isaiah Jay, 23 years-old, of New Bern, and his next of kin has been notified. This case is still an open and active investigation, and we have no further information to provide at this time.

Information provided by LT Donald McInnis, Jr.

Published on Sept. 12

A passing motorist called 911 to report a person lying on the side of the road in the west bound lane of U.S. Highway 70 under the South Glenburnie Road overpass on Sept. 12 at approximately 7 a.m. Emergency medical personnel from CarolinaEast Medical Center, members of New Bern Fire-Rescue and Police personnel were dispatched. Upon arrival, first responders located a deceased male, who had apparently been the victim of a hit-and-run. The victim did not have any identification with him, and his identity is unknown at this time. He is described as a white male in his late 20’s or early 30’s wearing a gray t-shirt and black shorts. There is no vehicle description and, at this time, there are no witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information on the victim’s identity or who may have information on the crash is asked to call Police at 252-672-4100.

The New Police Department is committed to partnering with the community to create a safe place to live, work and visit.  Citizens who wish to remain anonymous are encouraged to utilize the New Bern Police Department’s new Tip411 system by texting the key words NBPDTIP with your tip to 847411. Citizens can also utilize the Craven County Crime Stopper line at 252-633-5141. Additional information can be found on the New Bern Police Department’s website.  For additional information, please contact Lieutenant Donald McInnis with the New Bern Police Department at 252-672-4274.

Information provided by Captain David Daniels, operations division commander