Pickup truck driver involved in hit-and-run that killed bicyclist turns himself in

Pickup truck driver involved in hit-and-run that killed bicyclist turns himself in

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — Troopers said the driver of a pickup truck involved in a hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist in Iredell County turned himself in on Monday, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Troopers said 30-year-old Matthew Franklin Redden was riding his bike east on U.S. 64 near Barry Oak Road around 8:50 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day when a Dodge Ram truck hit him from behind.

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Redden was thrown from his bike and knocked into the opposite lane, where he was hit by a GMC sport utility vehicle, according to troopers. Investigators said the driver of the GMC stopped but the driver of the truck kept going.

Redden died at the scene. Troopers said he was dressed in dark clothing and was not wearing a helmet.

Investigators said they were searching for a 1994 to 2002 Dodge Ram lifted pickup truck with a loud exhaust.

They said the driver has since turned himself in and the truck has been located.

The investigation is ongoing and no other details were released.