Driver being sought in fatal hit-and-run on I-40 near Statesvill - | WBTV Charlotte

Driver being sought in fatal hit-and-run on I-40 near Statesville

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Interstate 40 in Iredell County was closed Thursday afternoon due to a fatal hit-and-run, Highway Patrol said. 

The wreck happened at 4:13 p.m. on westbound I-40 at mile marker 158 near Statesville. 

Highway Patrol said a man was driving a motorcycle with a female passenger when they were struck by a white male driving a white Toyota van. 

Troopers said they are looking for a white 2007 Toyota Sienna towing an aluminum trailer with NC tag ZZR-9037.

The male victim has critical injuries, according to Highway Patrol. Troopers said the female passenger was taken to Davis Regional where she later died due to her injuries. 

The Toyota Sienna was last seen heading northbound on I-77 from Statesville, according to Highway Patrol. 

No names have been released. 

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