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Its been nearly eight months since a hit and run driver seriously injured an Amazon delivery driver in Johnston County. Wilson’s Mills Police have identified the Smithfield man who reportedly caused the crash but haven’t been able to locate the suspect.
This week, police released home security footage that captured the August 25, 2020 crash on Swift Creek Road in the Wilson’s Mills city limits. Police Chief A.Z. Williams said Keonne LaCurtis Laws, 30, of W. Edgerton Street, Smithfield was operating a gray 2001 Lincoln Continental. The Lincoln rear-ended an Amazon delivery van parked on the shoulder of the roadway as the driver was returning to his van after making a delivery. The crash catapulted the van into the driver causing him to sustain serious injuries.
Before police and first responders arrived on the scene, Laws fled in a burgundy Kia that drove him away from the scene. Police later found, in some nearby bushes, a loaded Glock 9mm handgun that had been reported stolen, marijuana and drug paraphernalia reportedly discarded by Keonne Laws.
Warrants were issued against Laws for felony hit and run, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of marijuana, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to reduce speed, however he has not been located. Chief Williams said officers believe Laws is still in the Smithfield, Selma or Four Oaks areas.
Police also want to identify the driver of the burgundy Kia that drove Laws away from the scene. Once identified, the driver who assisted Laws flee the scene will also be criminally charged.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Keonne LaCurtis Laws, 30, whose last known address was W. Edgerton Street, Smithfield you are encouraged to contact the Wilson’s Mills Police Department at 919-938-3885, your nearest law enforcement agency, or call 911.