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NC Wanted: Hit-and-run suspect remains at large

Posted December 5, 2015

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— A chain reaction crash in Garner changed many lives, and it also took one. The driver who caused the wreck never stopped.

An out-of-control car on Interstate 40 near Jones Sausage Road came without warning on Feb. 3, 2015.

“All of a sudden I saw a car coming across the median and I knew it was out of control,” said crash victim Judy Barefoot. “We were in shock.”

The first car—a vintage Trans Am—hit another car, which hit the vehicle driven by Barefoot, 70.

Barefoot was taking her husband, George, to a doctor’s appointment. They both survived the crash, but the driver of the first car wasn’t so lucky.

“It looked like it exploded; car parts everywhere,” Barefoot said.

The driver of the first car, Paul Rosequist, 62, died at the scene. Authorities say a burgundy SUV cut him off, causing the chain reaction crash, and kept driving.

Rosequist’s family has spent 10 grueling months wondering who was driving the SUV and turned their lives upside down.

“Whoever was driving that car, they need to contact someone and let’s bring closure to this,” Barefoot said. “We need to bring closure to this.”

If anyone has any information regarding the accident, call the NC Wanted hotline at 1-866-439-2683.

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