Woman dies in hit-and-run in Currituck County

North Carolina

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Authorities in Currituck County are investigating after a 27-year-old woman was killed in hit-and-run crash Monday night on NC 34 in Shawboro.

North Carolina Highway Patrol says it happened around 9:10 p.m. on NC 34 near Indiantown Road.

The woman, identified as Mariah Kelsy Sayre, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was from Shawboro, troopers say.

Witnesses said they saw a white vehicle strike Sayre and keep going. The road was not well-lit.

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Authorities also reviewed video for possible leads.

In an update Monday, the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office said the vehicle and driver involved had been located.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol officials said the driver came forward and is a 17-year-old. Their parents also came forward with them.

The driver is being cooperative and there is “very little damage” to the vehicle. The driver said they didn’t know what they had hit.

State highway patrol also said there was no evidence of impairment or inattention. The phone was checked.

There will be no charges filed at this time.

WAVY News 10 is working to find out more details.

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