Highway Patrol investigating fatal Thanksgiving Day hit-and-run in Iredell



In reference to the fatal hit-and-run collision on 28 November 2019 in Iredell County on US 64, the pickup truck and driver have been located. The driver turned himself in to Troopers at the State Highway Patrol office in Iredell County this afternoon. Investigators have also located and secured the suspect vehicle. The collision remains under investigation; more information will be released when available.


NEWTON – On Thursday, 28 November 2019 at approximately 8:50 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal hit-and-run collision in Iredell County on US 64 near Barry Oak Road.

A bicyclist was traveling east on US 64 in the travel lane when he was struck from behind by a pickup truck. The bicyclist was ejected from the bicycle, knocked into the opposite lane, and struck by a westbound GMC sport utility vehicle. The GMC immediately stopped. The pickup truck did not stop and continued traveling east on US 64.

The bicyclist, Matthew Franklin Redden, 30, of Statesville, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was dressed in dark clothing and was not wearing a helmet.

The GMC was being driven by Richelle Brogan, 39, of Paradise, Texas. The occupants of the SUV were not injured.
Investigators are searching for a 1994-2002 Dodge Ram lifted pickup truck with a loud exhaust. The vehicle may be black or dark in color 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.

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Author: Niakeya James