Tuesday, July 16

Authorities Searching for Hit & Run Suspect

ASHEBORO N.C. – Authorities are searching for a suspect vehicle that fled the scene after being involved in a collision on US 64 in Randolph County Wednesday evening, leaving another driver seriously injured.

According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13th, 2024, troopers responded to the report of a crash that occurred on US 64 near Westbury Drive in Randolph County.

Investigators say that a black 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV traveling east, unlawfully passed a 2016 Toyota passenger car in a turning lane, resulting in a collision that sent the Toyota off the roadway to the right, striking an embankment, and a tree. The Lexus SUV fled the scene.

The 38-year-old female driver of the Toyota was transported to Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital for serious injuries.

Investigators are attempting to locate a passenger vehicle, like the one pictured below, that was last seen traveling east on US 64 from Westbury Drive at the time of the crash.

Photo provided by NC Highway Patrol

The 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV will be bearing NC Registration Plate number: RDP-1851 on the rear of the vehicle. There will be damage to the back right corner and quarter panel area with possible white paint transfer.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the North Carolina State Highway Patrol at (336) 334-5500.