Troopers: Man dead after 3 wheeler crashed into tree in Laurens County

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Asheville Police have launched an investigation after a fatal hit-and-run.

Police said a man was walking across the ramp from Patton Avenue to Westgate Parkway when he was struck by a white truck.

The truck was identified by police as a 2004-2011 Chevrolet Colorado or GMC Canyon style truck. It was reported as either a sport edition or had another market sport edition grill (where the center bar of the grill is white, rather than chrome).

According to police, the driver fled the scene before officers arrived.

Officers identified the victim as 27-year-old Matthew Ryan Styles. Styles was transported to Mission Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Asheville Police Department at 828-252-1110 or Buncombe County Crime Stoppers at (828) 255-5050.

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