CHAPEL HILL — Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the hit-and-run collision that killed Chapel Hill High School football player Rodney Torain, 17, last month.
The incident occurred on Old Greensboro Highway near Neville Road in Orange County during the early morning hours of Nov. 16.
The suspect's vehicle was described as a small gold or silver four-door with damage to the passenger side. Police think the car closely followed the vehicle in which Torain was a passenger for some distance. The vehicle then passed and sideswiped the car Torain was riding in, causing the wreck that killed him, police say.
The state Highway Patrol has no suspect.
"We haven't had that right piece of evidence or the witness who may have seen something," said Capt. Everett Clendenin. "We haven't had the call yet."
Callers need not reveal their identity. Call Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515, or submit your information online at www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org.
Torain's mother, Deanne Jackson, said in an interview last week she is angry that the hit-and-run driver hasn't been caught.
"Someone has taken someone else's life," she said. "As a community we need to look out if we hear anything, even if you think it's not important or sounds crazy, just call Crime Stoppers or the state trooper."