Kenly Man Charged In Hit And Run That Injured Father, 6 Year-Old Son

Following an intensive search and investigation, a Kenly man was located Monday and charged with a hit and run collision involving a motorcycle in Vance County.

Around 3:00pm on Saturday, August 25, the Highway Patrol was called to investigate a two-vehicle collision on NC 39 near Gillburg Road.  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 6 year-old son, Hunter, who was a passenger were ejected from the motorcycle.  Both were transported to Duke Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver never stopped.

The driver was identified by troopers as Christopher Ryan Tyndall, 25, of Kenly.

The Highway Patrol has charged 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.