A gentleman named Jose Luis Piedra-Valdez was tragically killed on Sunday night in a hit-and-run crash in Zebulon, North Carolina. The crash happened around 8:00 pm on West Gannon Avenue. According to available information, a GMC Yukon tried to pass a Chevrolet car as they were headed eat on West Gannon Avenue. As the Yukon was passing the Chevrolet car, it hit the side of the Chevrolet and then hit a Honda Civic head-on.
Mr. Piedra-Valdez was driving the Honda. He was taken to Wakemed but did not survive his injuries. He was 38 years old and had three young children and he lived in Raleigh.
The driver of the Yukon, someone named Corey Morgan, fled the scene on foot and is now wanted on two counts of felony hit-and-run, two counts of misdemeanor hit-and-run, improper passing, and driving with a revoked license.
This is a terrible accident and hopefully there can be some justice for the family of Mr. Piedra-Valdez.