IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — Investigators are searching for the driver and vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Iredell County on Thanksgiving Day.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, at about 8:50 p.m. on Thursday, November 28th, 30-year-old Matthew Redden, of Statesville, was traveling east on U.S. 64 in the travel lane, when he was struck from behind by a pickup truck. He was thrown from the bike into oncoming traffic, where he was struck by a GMC sport utility vehicle traveling west.
Redden was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say Redden was wearing dark clothing and was not wearing a helmet.
The driver of the GMC immediately stopped, but the driver of the pickup truck did not and continued traveling east on U.S. 64.
Investigators are searching for a 1994-2002 Dodge Ram lifted pickup truck with a loud exhaust. The vehicle may be dark colored or black and have damage to the driver’s side front, grill, and headlight area. Anyone with information is asked to immediately contact the NCSHP Troop F Communications Center at 828-466-5500 or dial 911.