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NC mother puts up billboard to try to solve deadly hit-and-run crash

SILER CITY, N.C. (WNCN) - For Tabitha Singleton, all it takes is a quick drive down U.S. 421 to bring back painful memories of September 12, 2017.

Singleton’s 18-year-old son, Thaj Singleton, was riding his moped home from work early that morning when a driver ran him over and kept on going.

Singleton died on scene on northbound U.S. 421 near Siler City.

“It’s the place where my son died,” Singleton said. “My son laid on the side of the road for five hours. He died alone. It rained on him. He laid in the dark. He died all by himself.”

Shortly after the crash, troopers determined the driver was driving a 2000 model industrial box truck.

Since then, troopers haven’t received any more leads. The family is still seeking answers.


“I still have no peace. It’s been eight months, I have no peace,” Singleton said. “And I have no closure. I don’t have clarification because it’s still unsolved.”

So this week, Singleton put up a billboard along the highway, hoping to raise more awareness about her son’s death.

The family raised the money to buy the billboard and placed it at the spot where the 18-year-old was killed.

“Hopefully someone will see it. Hopefully someone will have a heart,” Singleton said. “That it will speak to anyone who knows anything, because all it takes is just one person; one lead.”

While the highway has been a painful sign for Singleton, she’s starting to view it now as a sign of hope. The billboard she put up there may just be what brings her the peace she’s been desperately fighting for.

The billboard asks anyone with information related to Singleton’s death to call *HP or 911.


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