Highway Patrol: Unidentified driver fled scene of deadly Wake County wreck
Posted 5:15 a.m. Thursday
Updated 8:35 a.m. Thursday
Raleigh, N.C. — Authorities said the driver of a vehicle that crashed early Thursday morning in Wake County, killing a female passenger, fled the scene after the wreck.
Officials with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said a white Nissan hatchback was traveling south on U.S. Highway 401 around 2 a.m. when the car hit the center median, overcorrected and traveled off the right side of the road. The vehicle rolled several times before coming to rest near Ten Ten Road.
The driver, who was not identified, fled the scene on foot. The female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies from the Wake County Sheriff's Office were also on scene shortly after the wreck happened.
The identity of the woman was not released.