RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The Highway Patrol said a 17-year-old girl was hit and killed early Friday while she was walking along U.S. 401 in Raleigh.
Ashlee Marie Llagostera, who attended Rolesville High School, was killed.
The Highway Patrol said Llagostera was walking on the paved shoulder of U.S. 401 northbound near Lillie Liles Road at approximately 1:30 a.m. when she was struck by a white 2016 Dodge Ram Pickup.
Llagostera attended Rolesville High School where she was an 11th grader.
The wreck happened when The truck went to the right of the white line and onto the paved shoulder when the collision occurred. The truck left the scene.
The same truck was involved in a separate collision at the same time and area of the fatal collision, the Highway Patrol said.
An investigation into that collision with help from Rolesville police revealed the driver of the truck to be Wendel Romual Rameriz-Silva, 27, of Raleigh.
Warrants are currently being taken for Rameriz-Silva for aggravated felony death by vehicle, felony hit and run, reckless driving, and DWLR impaired revocation.
Llagostera was in the 11th grade at Rolesville High School, her family said.
The investigation is ongoing.