Driver turns self in days after deadly hit-and-run in Iredell County on Thanksgiving

Driver turns self in days after deadly hit-and-run in Iredell County on Thanksgiving
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IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A pickup truck driver turned himself in days after he reportedly left the scene of a hit-and-run that left a bicyclist dead in Iredell County on Thanksgiving.

The deadly incident happened around 8:50 p.m. on US 64 near Barry Oak Road on Thanksgiving.

The bicyclist, who was pronounced dead on the scene, was identified by officials as 30-year-old Matthew Franklin Redden.

Troopers say Redden was headed east when he was struck behind by a pickup truck, knocked into the opposite lane and struck by a SUV. The SUV immediately stopped and the pickup continued driving, troopers say. Officials say Redden was wearing dark clothing and was not wearing a helmet. The driver and occupants in the SUV were not hurt.

Officials said the pickup driver turned himself in to troopers at the State Highway Patrol office in Iredell County Monday afternoon.

Troopers were searching for the pickup truck, described as a dark-colored 1994-2002 Dodge Ram with a loud exhaust and a lift. On Monday, investigators located and secured the pickup truck.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call 911 or the Highway Patrol Communications Center at 828-466-5500.

The collision remains under investigation and no further information was released.

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