On October 21, 2015 around 9:12 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to the area of E. Andrews Ave and US 1 South, Henderson in reference to a person that had been struck by a semi-truck.
Upon arrival, officers found the victim deceased from serious injuries. The driver of the semi-truck struck the pedestrian in a wheelchair, and left the scene without contacting local authorities. The semi-truck left in the direction of US 1 South towards Vanco Mill Road, Henderson. The investigation is being conducted by members of the Henderson Police Department with the assistance from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The name of the victim is being withheld pending further investigation.
Companies that may have had their semi-trailer trucks in the area around the time of the collision are encouraged to contact the Henderson Police Department.
The Henderson Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the semi-truck. If anyone should have any information related to this case, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925 or the Henderson Police Department 252-438-4141. Crime Stoppers offer a reward up to $2,000 for information that may lead to an arrest. Callers may remain anonymous.
Victim is identified as Gordon Hargrove, 58, of Henderson. Incident is under further investigation. The police department is still seek the public’s assistance is locating the driver and vehicle involved in the collision.