By Sgt. Jefferey S. Swagger, NC State Highway Patrol. September 28, 2019. NEWTON – On Saturday, 28 September, at approximately 6:15 a.m. the NC State Highway Patrol (SHP) responded to and is investigating a fatal hit & run collision on I-77 South in Iredell County. A pedestrian was on the southbound shoulder near the 31 mile marker when struck by a vehicle. The vehicle briefly stopped and then fled the scene. The deceased pedestrian has been identified as Zachary Emmanuel Turner, 29, of Cornelius.
Investigators are searching for a 2006-2009 Volkswagen Golf which may have damage to the front, right side, and/or undercarriage. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the SHP Troop F Communications Center anytime at 828-466-5500 or the SHP Iredell County Office at 704-878-4221 during business hours.