Man critically injured in hit-and-run while on morning walk in Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Highway Patrol officials are investigating a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian who was on his morning walk.

The incident happened Friday morning at about 7 a.m. near the intersection of Union Cross and Willard roads.

The 79-year-old man, identified as Steve Roper, was wearing a reflective vest and blinking light when he was struck.

EMS officials say Roper, who has a fractured skull, has been taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Roper, who is in critical condition, does not remember being hit so there is no vehicle description.

The victim's pastor says the man's wife died just two weeks ago.

Anyone with information about the hit and run is asked to call Forsyth County Highway Patrol at (336) 761-2441.