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Man Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle After Fleeing From Scene Of Reported Chase

A Georgia man died when he was hit by a vehicle after fleeing on foot after a reported vehicle chase in Iredell County. The deceased is 22-year-old Kameen Odai Thomas of Conyers, Georgia.

On Friday (April 14) at approximately 2:00 a.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Interstate 77 near Brawley School Road (Exit 35). A 2021 Kia Seltos traveling south on I-77, was being pursued by the Mooresville Police Department.

The Mooresville Police Department deployed stop sticks, to stop the vehicle. The Kia struck the stop sticks and came to a stop in the southbound toll lane. The driver of the Kia exited the vehicle, jumped across the concrete barrier of the toll roads, and was struck by a Toyota Tacoma traveling in the northbound toll lane.

The driver of the Kia, Kameen Odai Thomas, passed away as a result of his injuries at the scene. A passenger in the Kia, also exited the vehicle and was not found. The driver of the Toyota was not injured. During the on-scene investigation, both lanes of I-77 were closed for approximately three hours.