Statesville Police Investigates Fatality Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Collision

Statesville NC:  – Mr. Zarrie Edward James (26 year old male; Statesville resident) was operating a mini dirt bike on Alexander Street when he was struck by a black 2004 Volkswagen Touareg with registration FLK5153,NC that was traveling at a high rate of speed. The initial collision occurred in front of 912 Alexander Street which is actually closer to Long Street. The Volkswagen continued to travel eastbound in the westbound lane of Alexander Street striking a gas pipe line on the shoulder. The Volkswagen continued traveling eastbound on the westbound shoulder striking a tree in front of 824 Alexander Street where it came to rest facing west. It is unknown at this time if Mr. James was wearing a helmet or not. The dirt bike appeared to have makeshift white light attached to the front and a makeshift red light attached to the rear. Initial witnesses stated seeing a black female and a black male with dreads fleeing the scene heading south on N. Patterson Street. Mr. James was transported to a local hospital where he succumb to his injuries. If anyone has any information about the occupants of the black 2004 Volkswagen Touareg with registration FLK5153,NC, please contact the Statesville Police Department


Statesville Police Department 704-878-3406

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