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74-year-old man dies after he was hit by Charlotte driver last month

A 74-year-old man died Wednesday, after he was hit by a car last month in northeast Charlotte.
A 74-year-old man died Wednesday, after he was hit by a car last month in northeast Charlotte. Observer File Art

A man who was hit by a car last month in northeast Charlotte has died from his injuries, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Thursday.

Police were called to the 5000 block of North Tryon Street on May 29 where the man, 74-year-old Clyde Cumberland, was lying in the road after he was hit by the car.

Cumberland was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. He died Wednesday, police said.

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Joshua Elliott Greene Mecklenburg County Jail

The driver, 20-year-old Joshua Elliott Greene, fled the scene following the crash. Police were able to find him a short time later thanks to witness description of his car, officials said.

Greene faces charges for felony hit-and-run, causing serious injury or death, according to jail records.

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