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Hit-and-run victim identified, police seek help

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Hit-and-run victim identified, police seek help

The victim of the early morning hit-and-run accident on Aug. 15 has now been identified by Nags Head officials. Jene-Paul Lemieux, 59, Boring, Oregon, was killed when the moped he was riding was hit by a vehicle at about 3 a.m.

Mr. Lemieux was traveling in the southbound lane near the 2100 block of South Croatan Highway when he was hit by a small to midsized sport utility vehicle also traveling in the southbound lane. The suspect vehicle is believed to be light gray in color and will have front passenger side damage as a result of the incident. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Nags Head Police Department at 252-441-6386.  Information can also be given anonymously to the Dare Community Crimeline at 252-473-3111 or submitted via the web at  

posted today at 11:23 a.m.

Moped rider dies after being hit by Hit-and-run vehicle

On Aug. 15, the Nags Head’s Police Department responded to a vehicle crash in the 2100 block of South Croatan Highway. At about 3 a.m. that morning, a person riding a moped southbound was struck by a vehicle proceeding in the same direction. 

The vehicle driver failed to stop and left the scene. The moped driver was pronounced dead on site by Dare County Emergency Medical Services. The incident is currently under investigation. Additional details, including the deceased’s identity, will be released later today. 


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