Taylorsville, NC (June 21, 2020) – A 35-year-old Taylorsville woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Wednesday. The incident took place around 10:00 p.m. in the 1300 block of N.C. 90.
Police say that Ericka Neader was struck by a Ford vehicle driven by James Monroe Sheets of Taylorsville. Sheets fled the scene in his vehicle after the incident before abandoning the car and running into the woods. Neader died at the crash scene.
Officers are still looking for Sheets. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family of Ericka Neader following this deadly crash in Taylorsville.
North Carolina Hit-and-Run Crashes
Hit-and-run accidents in North Carolina result in death and serious injuries for hundreds of victims each year. A hit-and-run driver has often caused a crash due to their own negligence when they choose to flee the scene of an accident. In North Carolina, it is a felony to leave the scene of an injury crash.
In the context of a personal injury claim, hit-and-run crashes present many challenges. The first is attempting to locate the driver. Even if the driver is never found, however, you may still be able to recover for your injuries. Many drivers have uninsured motorist insurance which can be used to provide for compensation in cases involving hit-and-run or unknown drivers.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton stands ready to assist you during your time of need. For a free consultation, please give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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