The state is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in an unsolved hit-and-run case that killed two teenagers and injured a third in Harnett County in January.
The teens – ages 13, 14, and 16 – had just left a Kangaroo gas station on U.S. 421 near Broadway after purchasing drinks and snacks and were returning to one of the teen’s home when they were struck near McNeil Mill Road at about 11:15 p.m. on Jan. 16, according to the State Highway Patrol. After hitting the teens, the driver immediately drove off, the Highway Patrol said.
Investigators later determined that the vehicle was probably a GMC or Chevrolet pickup or SUV from 1999 through 2001, possibly white, but it has not been located.
The collision killed Jennafer Schark, 13, and Kyle Straight, 16, at the scene. The third teen, Steven Daniels, 14, was taken to Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford and survived.
Gov. Pat McCrory announced this week that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case. He asked anyone with information to contact the Harnett County Sheriff’s Department at 910-583-8201 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.