Crime notebook: Four pedestrians hurt in Porters Neck hit-and-run; no foul play suspected in Castle Hayne woman’s death is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

Troopers with the N.C. State Highway Patrol are investigating a hit-and-run wreck in the Porter’s Neck area of New Hanover County.

Troopers found four pedestrians who had been hit by a vehicle in the 2700 block of Marsh Oaks Drive at about 1:52 a.m. Saturday, according to N.C. State Highway Patrol Sgt. P.M. Sanders.

Three men and a woman were walking east on the left shoulder of Marsh Oaks Drive when an SUV, also traveling east, ran off the road to the left and struck the pedestrians from behind, Sanders said. The suspect vehicle reportedly drove away from the scene.

The four people hit were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical for treatment. A 51-year-old man was in critical condition, Sanders said. The other three – two men, ages 49 and 42, and a 45-year-old woman – were treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Sanders said troopers have not arrested a suspect in the hit-and-run wreck. The investigation is ongoing.

Woman’s death being investigated, but detectives say no foul play apparent

Investigators suspect no foul play was involved in the death of a 36-year-old woman in the Castle Hayne area. Meanwhile detectives continue their investigation into her death, which was discovered Saturday morning.

Deputies received a call about a woman who was found dead at a home in the 4500 block of Parmele Road in the Castle Hayne area at about 8 a.m. Saturday, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesmen Lt. Jerry Brewer.

EMS crews arrived on scene and attempted life-saving measures, but were unsuccessful at reviving the victim, Brewer said. A toxicology report is being conducted on the woman, who is described. The results of that report could take days, he added.

There is no threat to the public and foul play is not suspected at this time, Brewer said. The investigation is ongoing.