CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police investigating a crime after a driver hit a pedestrian on Central Ave. near Kilborne Dr. and the Darby Acres Shopping Center around 5:50 p.m. on Wednesday evening and then fled from the scene.
An elderly man was struck while attempting to cross a dimly lit, unmarked portion of the street with his walker. The car that hit him drove off and after responding to the scene, the pedestrian was taken to the hospital by Medic where he was pronounced deceased.
Officers were able to identify the suspect vehicle by car parts left at the scene as well as surveillance footage around the area. Ngongo Elongo Musafiri was charged with felony hit-and-run after being voluntarily interviewed by officials. Speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the accident.
No further information has been released at this time.