Cornelius man killed in I-77 hit-and-run

  

Pictured above: The vehicle the Highway Patrol beleives is responsible for a fatal I-77 hit-and-run Saturday morning – Submitted photo

PRESS RELEASE

UPDATE #01: Vehicle color (white) and type (hatchback); picture attached (screenshot from video).

In reference to a fatal hit & run collision that occurred on I-77 South in Iredell County near the 31 mile marker this morning, the NC State Highway Patrol is continuing to ask for public assistance in locating a white 2006-2009 Volkswagen Golf hatchback which may have damage to the front, right side, and/or undercarriage. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the SHP Troop F Communications Center at 828-466-5500.

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE

NEWTON – On Saturday, 28 September, at approximately 6:15 a.m. the NC State Highway Patrol (SHP) responded to and is investigating a fatal hit & run collision on I-77 South in Iredell County. A pedestrian was on the southbound shoulder near the 31 mile marker when struck by a vehicle. The vehicle briefly stopped and then fled the scene. The deceased pedestrian has been identified as Zachary Emmanuel Turner, 29, of Cornelius.

Investigators are searching for a 2006-2009 Volkswagen Golf which may have damage to the front, right side, and/or undercarriage. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the SHP Troop F Communications Center anytime at 828-466-5500 or the SHP Iredell County Office at 704-878-4221 during business hours.

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