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Title: Hit-and-run on 421
Post by: Patty52 on September 13, 2017, 12:00:40 PM
Police are seeking help from the public in locating the suspected truck. So sad.

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Box truck sought in fatal Chatham hit-and-run
Posted 11:13 a.m. today

Siler City, N.C. The State Highway Patrol is searching for a box truck believed to have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run Tuesday morning in Chatham County.

Thaj Lamar Singleton, 18, of Siler City, was northbound on U.S. Highway 421 on a moped at about 3:30 a.m. when another vehicle hit him from behind near Gilmore Lodge Road and didn't stop, authorities said. Singleton was thrown from his moped and died at the scene.

Investigators said they believe the vehicle involved was an early 2000s model International box truck, possibly white in color. Damage to the right and center of the front bumper are probable, with the headlight on the passenger side inoperable, they said.

Anyone with information about the truck or its driver is asked to call the Highway Patrol's Raleigh Communications Center at 1-800-662-7956 or the patrol's Chatham County District Office at 919-742-2124.

[url]http://www.wral.com/box-truck-sought-in-fatal-chatham-hit-and-run/16944922/[/url] ([url]http://www.wral.com/box-truck-sought-in-fatal-chatham-hit-and-run/16944922/[/url])


Title: Re: Hit-and-run on 421
Post by: Wilderness Voice on September 13, 2017, 01:16:03 PM
(http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/wtvd/images/cms/automation/images/2412278_630x354.jpg)

tragic regardless, he was driving a scooter at 3:30am from a shift at the poultry plant, truck probably didn't see him in time and panicked  

http://abc11.com/troopers-looking-for-truck-in-fatal-hit-and-run/2412317/ (http://abc11.com/troopers-looking-for-truck-in-fatal-hit-and-run/2412317/)


Title: Re: Hit-and-run on 421
Post by: John Florida on September 13, 2017, 04:20:31 PM
  This went from an accident to murder.  Sad 18 years old had a whole lot of living to do.


Title: Re: Hit-and-run on 421
Post by: Ice Pilot2 on September 14, 2017, 10:21:59 AM
Sad - Guessing there must have been a witness or witnesses with the specifics about truck and damage?


Title: Re: Hit-and-run on 421
Post by: Wilderness Voice on September 14, 2017, 12:45:25 PM
good point, or a local surveillance camera somewhere along the 421 picked something up during the est time of the incident  


Title: Re: Hit-and-run on 421
Post by: Patty52 on September 14, 2017, 06:11:17 PM
Sad - Guessing there must have been a witness or witnesses with the specifics about truck and damage?

From the look of the remains of the moped, I imagine there was plenty of paint from the vehicle that struck it. Tire treads, skid marks, and the broken glass from the headlight also help police identify what type of vehicle they are looking for.


Title: Re: Hit-and-run on 421
Post by: natvrabit on September 15, 2017, 05:46:10 PM
Sad - Guessing there must have been a witness or witnesses with the specifics about truck and damage?

From the look of the remains of the moped, I imagine there was plenty of paint from the vehicle that struck it. Tire treads, skid marks, and the broken glass from the headlight also help police identify what type of vehicle they are looking for.

I read from one report (and didn't save that) that reports thought the person that hit the person shortly stopped to pull the moped from under the truck. TOTALLY unacceptable~IF true! IF that they didn't realize they'd hit a person and simply drove off maybe not so much...yet they certainly had to hear some impact noise?!

IMO, one could not see such a person on the roadside perhaps, but you'd have to know you hit something.

NO excuse if it was a moped under your truck and just 'wonder'! Hope the culprit is caught. It could have been an 'innocent accident", but ONCE you leave the scene (knowingly) it becomes way more serious!