NC Wanted: Questions remain in deadly hit-and-run
Posted June 4
Two teenagers were killed after they were hit by a pickup truck in January while traveling home after buying snacks at a local convenient store.
Jessyca Schark, 17, and her sister, Jennafer, were walking with a group along N.C. Highway 421 when three teenagers were hit by an oncoming vehicle.
“The truck was close; I felt the wind off of it and it was just really hard,” said Jessyca Schark.
The truck missed Jessyca, but it hit the others. Jennafer Schark, 13, and Kyle Straight, 16, were killed, and another 14-year-old was treated at a hospital and later released.
Officials said the teens were returning home from a convenience store, less than a mile away from their home.
Jessyca Schark said a white pickup truck swerved onto the shoulder before striking the teens.
Sources told WRAL News that police recovered part of a headlight that may belong to a late 80s or early 90s Chevrolet Suburban or Silverado.
“They know what they did was wrong and they should try to get around it,” Schark said. “I mean, taking two lives and hurting people … How could you live with yourself.”
Investigators also checked security video for clues. However, weeks have turned into months, and there is still no arrest in the case, leaving the families with many questions.
“I wouldn’t have let my sister come,” Schark said. “I would have gotten her further away from the road. I kind of regret going out last night.”
Anyone with information regarding the deadly hit-and-run is asked to call the NC Wanted hotline at 1-866-439-2683.