29-year-old Dustin Lee Fortenberry of 1st Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County…
An individual involved in a hit & run crash in Catawba County is being sought by authorities. On Sunday (October 15) at approximately 10:40 a.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Providence Mill Road at N.C. 16. A motorcyclist traveling east on Providence Mill Road was struck by a vehicle which immediately fled the scene.
The driver of the motorcycle was transported by medical helicopter to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center, with serious injuries. Following the collision, the suspect vehicle, a silver Ford Fusion with a distinctive front black bumper, was found abandoned on Little Mountain Road near the intersection of Buffalo Shoals Road. A person of interest has been identified. Pictures of the vehicle and the person of interest are included with this story.
The Highway Patrol is requesting the public’s assistance. Anyone who recognizes the person of interest should contact the Highway Patrol at 828-466-5500. The investigation is ongoing.