Authorities Make Arrest in Vance County Hit-And-Run


The driver sought in a hit-and-run collision that occurred in Vance County was located by investigators Monday, October 22, after an intensive search. 


On Saturday, August 25 at approximately 2:50 p.m., the State Highway Patrol was called to investigate a two-vehicle collision on NC 39 near Gillburg Rd.  A 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Jacob Aaron Elliott, 32, of Henderson, was traveling south NC 39.  As Mr. Elliott slowed to make a left turn, he was struck from behind by a white SUV.  


As a result of the collision, both Mr. Elliott and his passenger, Hunter Elliott, 6, of Henderson, were ejected from the motorcycle.  Both were transported to Duke Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.


The driver of the SUV, identified as Christopher Ryan Tyndall, 25, of Kenly, fled the scene after the collision.  Troopers charged Mr. Tyndall with felony hit and run, reckless driving and driving without a license.  He was transported to the Vance County Jail where he was given a $75,000 secured bond. 



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