Man killed in hit-and-run motorcycle crash in Charlotte identified

Man killed in hit-and-run motorcycle crash in Charlotte identified

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A woman has been charged in connection to a fatal hit-and-run motorcycle crash Friday.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Vonda Patterson Steward voluntarily went to the police station and spoke with detectives. After completing the interview she was charged with felony ht and run, misdemeanor death by vehicle, driving while license revoked, registration violation, inspection violation and safe movement violation.

The deadly crash happened on West Boulevard near Clanton Road.

The crash involved a vehicle and a motorcycle. The motorcyclist, 40-year-old Daryl Lamont Miller, was pronounced dead at the scene by Medic.

The driver of a Ford Fusion, later identified as Steward, fled the area on foot.

An initial investigation of the incident determined that Miller had been driving above the speed limit and crossed into the path of the Ford while it was attempting to make a left-hand turn.

Witnesses at the scene of the crash said that the driver of the Ford was a black female wearing a head scarf and a purple robe.

This is an ongoing, active investigation and no further information was released.

Any witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information concerning the crash, should contact police at (704) 432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.

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