Former Clerk Of Court Injured In Hit And Run Accident

Will-Crocker-FIFormer Johnston County Clerk of Court Will Crocker sustained minor injuries in a hit and run accident Sunday night.

Crocker had stopped at the intersection of South Brightleaf Boulevard (US301 South) and Wellons Street at 9:35pm for a red light. While sitting at the intersection, his car was struck from behind by another vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle, described as a black male in a Ford passenger car, exited, looked at the damage, then sped away.

Crocker received minor injuries but was not transported to the hospital.  Smithfield Police said Crocker was able to provide the license plate number of the vehicle that struck him. 

As of Monday, Smithfield Police were still trying to contact the owner of the hit and run vehicle.