Man Charged For Catawba County Hit-And-Run That Left Motorcyclist With Serious Injuries

The Latest (7/13/21):

A 35-year-old man has been charged for his involvement in a hit-and-run collision in Catawba County on Friday that left one motorcyclist with serious injuries.

The NC State Highway Patrol identified and located Domenick Daniel Tagliavia on Sunday. According to a news release, troopers charged Tagliavia with operating a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban on Sherrills Ford Road and colliding with a motorcycle being driven by William Howard Marshall, 63, of Sherrills Ford.

Tagliavia was charged with felony hit and run, reckless driving, and improper passing, according to troopers.

“Identification of the driver was made possible by public response to the request for information which was shared by several media outlets,” Master Trooper Jeffrey Swagger said.

Original Story (7/9/21):

CATAWBA CO., N.C. — Troopers are searching for a suspect and their vehicle involved in a hit-and-run collision in Catawba County on Friday that left one motorcyclist with serious injuries.

Police say around 8:10 a.m. they responded to the crash on Sherrills Ford Road near Slanting Bridge Road.

Detectives say a suburban was heading south on Sherrills Ford Road and was attempting to pass several vehicles in a no-passing zone, when the suburban ran off the roadway, to avoid oncoming traffic, and lost control.

The suburban then collided with a 2018 Ducati motorcycle and seriously injured the 63-year-old driver, according to a news release.

Detectives say the suburban driver spoke with a few witnesses in the parking lot of Motts Grove United Methodist Church before fleeing the scene.

Investigators are searching for a tan or gold early 2000’s suburban with extensive damage to the rear on the passenger side and the back right window broken out.

The suspect vehicle was last seen heading down Slanting Bridge Road and N.C. Highway 150, according to a news release.

Police describe the driver as a White man, possibly in their late 30’s, 6 feet tall, with a clean haircut and a northern accent.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SHP Troop F Communications Center at 828-466-5500.