Dead teen's mother: Driver needs to pay for hit-and-run
Posted January 18, 2016
Broadway, N.C. — The family of a Harnett County teen killed in a weekend hit-and-run begged Monday for help in apprehending the driver.
Jennafer Schark, 13, and Kyle Strait, 16, both of Broadway, were walking with two other teens along U.S. Highway 421 near Broadway when they were hit by a pickup at about 11 p.m. Saturday.
Steven Daniels, 14, of Sanford, was treated at Central Carolina Hospital and released. Schark's sister, Jessyca Schark, 17, wasn't hurt.
The group was heading home after walking to a convenience store about a half-mile from Strait's home, where they had spent the evening, to get some late-night snacks.
"The truck was close," Jessyca Schark said Monday. "I felt the wind off of it, and it was just really hard."
She said the white pickup came up behind the group and swerved into them before speeding off.
"They know what they did was wrong," she said. "Taking two lives and hurting people, it's just, how could you live with yourself?"
Sources told WRAL News that investigators have recovered part of a headlight that may belong to a late 1980s or early 1990s Chevrolet Suburban or Tahoe truck. Investigators also are looking at security video from the convenience store and nearby homes for clues and a better description of the truck.
"I know that we're going to miss her very much," said Janice Schark, Jennafer Schark's mother. "Our hopes are finding the person that did this.
"I just hope and pray that the gentleman or person that did this is caught and will pay for what he did because he not only took a life, he took two lives, and he shouldn't be out there," she said.
Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call 1-800-334-7411 or 910-893-5704.