Driver wanted in fatal Rock Hill hit-and-run, carjacking

Driver wanted in fatal Rock Hill hit-and-run, carjacking

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A driver accused of fatally striking a motorcyclist and stealing another vehicle in Rock Hill is wanted by police.

Police say the hit-and-run happened around 12:30 p.m. Saturday on Heckle Boulevard at Russell Street in Rock Hill.

According to Rock Hill police, a black Chrysler 300 ran a stop sign, struck a motorcycle in the intersection, and ran up an embankment before crashing into a wooded area. The motorcyclist, later identified as 21-year-old Joshua Moore of Rock Hill, was pronounced dead on scene.

"It's really sad to see something like this happen, especially in my town. It's real sad to see someone dying from something real stupid and crazy," said Jalescia Nasims, who lives near the crash scene.

Based on witness statements, police believe the driver and a female were in an altercation on Blake Street outside of the vehicle when the driver drove off and left the female behind. Police believe the driver was proceeding aggressively when they fatally struck the motorcyclist.

The driver of the Chrysler reportedly ran away and later carjacked a Jeep on Oates Street. It was reported just minutes later, at 12:43 p.m.

The victim said the thief, described as a light-skinned black man in his 20s with curly hair, ran up to her while she was sitting in her 2000 white Jeep Cherokee Sport. She told police he was screaming "they're gonna hurt me, they're gonna hurt me!" The victim said the man got into her car and drove off, as she barely made it out.

The carjacked vehicle has NC tag EAZ7956.

The person wanted in the hit-and-run matches the description of the man in the carjacking, police say.  He was last seen wearing a burgundy shirt, black pants and no shoes.

"It's very sad that someone would get out the car and just run away when someone died," Nasims said.

Deadly crashes on Heckle Boulevard are nothing new for neighbors.

Back in September, Virginia Bartell was killed after police say Stevie McClinton led police on a chase, ran a red light, and crashed into her car.

Heckle Boulevard is a busy road, and after these two deadly crashes, neighbors say they think twice before getting behind the wheel.

"It makes me real scared because I drive, too, and maybe somebody could have done the same thing to me," Nasims said.

Anyone who spots the vehicle or the person wanted in the case, is asked to call 911.

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