1 bicyclist killed, 1 badly hurt in Chapel Hill hit-and-run

From staff reportsSeptember 20, 2013 

— Blue surgical gloves littered a quarter-mile of U.S. 15-501 south of Chapel Hill after N.C. Highway Patrol officers spent most of Friday trying to re-enact a car’s fatal collision with a Carrboro bicyclist.

A Carrboro woman also riding a bike was critically injured, troopers said.

Ivin Levander Scurlock, 41, was dead at the scene when a Pittsboro police officer returning with a suspect found him lying in the road. Scurlock was a Chatham County native and attended Northwood High School. His family lives in the area.

Alexandria Nicole Simou, 40, was taken to the intensive care unit at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, troopers said. Friends said Friday the two had been friends for some time.

A car is believed to have hit the bicyclists around 11:30 p.m. Thursday just south of the Southern Village development. The accident happened just outside the Chapel Hill town limits, troopers said.

Troopers said they might have been hit by a smaller car based on how they landed. Neon green and orange spray paint marked spots on the road where troopers collected data about the wreck Friday.

The car that hit them should have front-end and windshield damage, based on evidence found at the scene, troopers said. No one has reported seeing the accident, and troopers had no description of the car they were trying to find. A trooper at the scene said they had received several calls Friday about damaged cars.

The Highway Patrol asks that anyone with information that could help the investigation contact the Hillsborough Highway Patrol station at 919-732-2551 or the Raleigh Highway Patrol Communication Center at 919-733-3861.

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