17-year-old killed in crash on US 158 in Walkertown; photo of suspect SUV released

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Photo released of SUV suspected in hit-and-run that killed 17-year-old in Walkertown

Photo released of SUV suspected in hit-and-run that killed 17-year-old in Walkertown

WALKERTOWN, N.C. (WGHP) — Troopers are looking for answers after a 17-year-old was killed in a crash.

At about 5:07 p.m. on Aug. 20, troopers responded to a crash on U.S. 158 near Old Belews Creek Road in Walkertown.

Highway Patrol says that 17-year-old Owen James West, of Walkertown, was driving a black 2007 Chevrolet SUV east on U.S. 158 when he ran off of the road and overcorrected in front of a tractor-trailer.

Troopers say a white SUV was stopped facing north on Old Belews Creek Road and pulled out in front of the Chevrolet.

West swerved to avoid it, running off the road to the right before swerving back onto the road and hitting the tractor-trailer.

Video from the tractor-trailer shows a white SUV pulled out in front of the Chevrolet before the crash. The Chevrolet had swerved to avoid it. The SUV then left the scene.

Troopers are now looking for the white vehicle involved in this incident.

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