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Man killed in Chatham County hit-and-run laid to rest; no suspects in custody

Posted September 18

— The funeral for an 18-year-old man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash was held Monday, but according to authorities, no one has taken responsibility for his death.

The crash happened Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 421 near Siler City. Troopers said a box truck hit and killed 18-year-old Thaj Singleton while he was on a moped.

Authorities said Thaj Singleton had been hit from behind and the driver never stopped.

Investigators believe the suspect vehicle is an early 2000s model International Box Truck.

Singleton’s parents said it’s difficult to think that around the time they were asleep, their son had been hit and was lying on the side of the road. They didn’t know anything was wrong until several hours after the crash, and now they want justice.

“I’m just wondering how someone could actually pass by a scooter tore all to pieces and no one wonder where the driver was,” said Singleton’s mother, Tabatha Singleton.

Thaj Singleton

Anyone with information about the truck or its driver is asked to call the Highway Patrol's Raleigh Communications Center at 1-800-662-7956 or the patrol's Chatham County District Office at 919-742-2124.

Chatham hit-and-run

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