New Hanover County, NC (June 24, 2020) – A woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash that took place in New Hanover County on Monday, June 22nd. The crash happened on Hillside Drive near the Federal Point area.
The New Hanover County Sheriff reports that 30-year-old Austin Taylor Hall was driving a 2013 Chevrolet pickup truck on Hillside when he struck 45-year-old Jannon Gail Rogers as she was walking along the side of the road. Hall fled the crash scene before police could arrive. His vehicle was located a short distance away.
Rogers died as a result of her injuries. Hall was later arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run and driving while impaired. An investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Jannon Gail Rogers at this time.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Traffic accidents claim the lives of more than 1,400 people in North Carolina each year. Hit-and-run accidents are responsible for many of these fatalities. A hit-and-run crash is often very serious and can lead to devastating consequences for victims and their families.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton understands how serious a hit-and-run accident can be. If you have lost your loved one in a car accident, you could have a claim under North Carolina’s wrongful death statute. A North Carolina wrongful death claim can allow you to recover certain monetary compensation including payment of funeral and medical bills, lost wages, and more. These claims can be very complicated and should only be handled with the experience of a skilled attorney.
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