The driver in a fatal hit and run crash in Iredell County has turned themselves in. Shortly before 9 p.m. last Thursday (November 28), the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal hit-and-run collision in Iredell County on U.S. 64 near Barry Oak Road.
A bicyclist traveling east on U.S. 64 in the travel lane 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 G.M.C. sport utility vehicle. The G.M.C. immediately stopped. The pickup truck did not stop and continued traveling east on U.S. 64.
The bicyclist, 30-year-old Matthew Franklin Redden of Statesville, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was dressed in dark clothing and was not wearing a helmet. According to the initial information released by Highway Patrol The G.M.C. was driven by a 39-year-old woman from Paradise, Texas. The occupants of the S.U.V. were not injured.
According to information released Monday (December 2), the pickup truck and driver have been located. The driver turned himself in to Troopers at the State Highway Patrol office in Iredell County Monday afternoon. Investigators also found and secured the suspect vehicle. The collision remains under investigation; more information will be released when available.