18 year old struck and killed by hit and run driver

An 18 year old boy has been killed by a hit and run driver in Henderson County overnight.

According to reports, Shane Alan Walker was walking along Highway 175 about 2 miles east of Poyner at around 4:15 am this morning when he was struck by a vehicle going westbound. He was then thrown into traffic going the other direction and hit again.

The first vehicle fled the scene, and police are looking for the driver of that car. If you have any information on who might have been driving, called the Athens DPS office.