Man killed in Greensboro hit-and-run, police say


Earnest Lee Cook (credit: Kaleema Williams)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man was killed in a hit-and-run in Greensboro on Saturday, according to a Greensboro Police Department news release.

Around 6:10 a.m., Earnest Lee Cook was walking in the road near the intersection of South Swing Road and Tr-Port Court and was reportedly hit by a 2015 Subaru Forrester.

The driver did not remain at the scene, the release says.

A person passing by saw Cook in the road and alerted an officer.

One of Cook’s relatives says he was coming home from work when he was hit.

The family set up a GoFundMe for Cook.

On the page, they said their lives are changed forever.

Police say the undercarriage of an officer’s cruiser made contact with Cook’s body after he had died.

The officer is reportedly on administrative leave while police investigate.

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