IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers said they have charged a man in a deadly hit-and-run along Interstate 77 in Iredell County from last year.
Officials said 21-year-old Vincent Rosello, from New York, has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and misdemeanor hit-and-run.
Troopers were called to the scene around 6:15 a.m. on Sept. 28, 2019 near mile marker 32 and found 29-year-old Zachary Turner.
Troopers told Eyewitness News anchor Blaine Tolison they found Turner's car near mile marker 35, but they do not know why he stopped on the interstate and left his car.
Officials said Turner was on the southbound shoulder when he was hit by a car. They said he had a skateboard with him, but they don't know if he was riding or carrying it.
(Car investigators said they were looking for)
The vehicle that hit Turner stopped briefly and then left the scene, according to troopers.
Investigators said they were looking for a 2006 to 2009 white Volkswagen Golf, which they said may have had damage to the front or right passenger side.
As troopers continued to investigate the case, Channel 9 spoke with Turner’s family, who said they were still in shock after losing their loved one.
"For me, it's still very hard to still even believe," his mother Cindi Hanrahan said. "He's very special to us. He's a son, he's an uncle, he's a brother. We'd like to get justice for what happened."
Hanrahan said Turner probably couldn’t call for help with his car because he misplaced his phone the night before.
But, she said the details don't matter because it won't bring her son back. She said he had more life to spread love and kindness to others.
“He was just an amazing person,” Hanrahan said. “He had the sweetest kindest soul and would just help anyone. It’s not going to change anything. It’s not going to keep our heart from breaking, but you know, it would be the right thing to do.”
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