One dead, one hurt in hit-and-run, Highway Patrol seeks help in finding leads

One person died and another suffered injuries earlier this month in Hoke County when a minivan hit a motorcycle and didn’t stop, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

NaTasha McMillan, 41, of Shankle Road died in the accident. Miguel Rogers, also of Shankle Road, suffered serious injuries. Rogers was the driver, and McMillan a passenger on the motorcycle.

The accident happened just before 9 p.m. Saturday, April 18 on U.S. 401 near Norton Road. A 2001 to 2006-model Kia Sedona minivan struck Rogers’ 2014 Kawasaki motorcycle from behind, the Highway Patrol said.

No witnesses to the collision stayed on the scene. There aren’t any shops or homes on that stretch of road that might have seen the accident, Sgt. Kathryn McVicker of the Highway Patrol said.

Investigators were able to identify the type of vehicle that hit McMillan and Rogers because the plastic center grill of the minivan, and the inside of a wheel well were left at the scene.

The Highway Patrol is looking for a 2001-2006 model Kia Sedona minivan resembling this one, possibly red or burgundy in color.

Debris from the motorcycle on Norton Road and fluid located there suggested the minivan turned onto Norton Road from U.S. 401.

Authorities asked for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for the hit and run. So far they don’t have much to go on, the Highway Patrol said.

Anyone with information about the accident should call the North Carolina Highway Patrol at (800) 572-8765, or the Troop H, District 6 office during business hours at (910) 728-4488.