Nags Head man dies after being struck by car on U.S. 158

By on November 9, 2018

 A 19-year-old Nags Head man died after he was struck by a vehicle along U.S. 158 south of Jockey’s Ridge Thursday evening.

Nags Head Police were called to the scene at 5:18 p.m., according to a news release, where they found the man unresponsive.

A bicycle believed to be the victim’s was found undamaged on the west side of the highway. It is not yet known if he was on foot or riding the bike.

Witnesses said Jovan Jordany Yurnet Matos was in the southbound lane of South Croatan Highway near Soundside Road, when he was struck by a vehicle traveling in the same lane.

Matos was transported to The Outer Banks Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A woman from Kill Devil Hills was driving the vehicle. She was transported to Outer Banks Hospital and later released.

Investigators said there was no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved, and no charges have been filed.

If anyone has information concerning the collision is asked to contact Nags Head Police Sergeant Greg South at Greg.South@nagsheadnc.gov or 252-441-6386.

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