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Suspect Faces Additional Charges in North Carolina Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident

August 20, 2019

CHARLOTTE, NC – According to an online news article published by, a man is facing multiple criminal charges for striking and killing a pedestrian and subsequently leaving the scene of the accident.*

A 32-year-old man is facing vehicular manslaughter charges for hitting a woman attempting to cross the street and then fleeing the scene of the accident.  The 55-year-old victim was severely injured in the accident and died 3 days later from her injuries.

The accident happened on The Plaza when the 32-year-old man, driving a 2004 Suzuki XL7, moved from the left lane to the right lane to maneuver around a stopped vehicle.  Just as the man was changing lanes to pass the stopped vehicle, the 55-year-old pedestrian was crossing the street from the center median and walked into the path of the Suzuki.  Reports indicate that the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident.

After the 32-year-old man struck the pedestrian, he fled the scene of the accident. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene and transported the 55-year-old woman to Atrium Health Carolina’s Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.  The woman sadly died from her injuries 3 days later.

The Suzuki was found just blocks away from the scene of the accident and was unoccupied.  The vehicle had additional damage from striking a parked car while fleeing the scene of the accident.  Law enforcement officials contacted the 32-year-old man’s family, and the family was able to convince the man to come home and speak with detectives about the accident.

The 32-year-old man was interviewed and screened for impairment.  He was subsequently charged with (1) felony hit-and-run, (2) misdemeanor hit-and-run, and (3) driving with a revoked license.  Now that the 55-year-old woman has died, the man was recently charged with a fourth crime of involuntary manslaughter.

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