Monday, June 27, 2022

Man arrested for hit-and-run into apartment, victim passes away from injuries

Police have made an arrest after a driver crashed into a Wilmington apartment building. (Port City Daily/Alexandria Sands Williams)

WILMINGTON — Early Saturday morning a car crash into an apartment building sent two people to the hospital, as the driver fled the scene.

Wilmingtonian Kelly Prince, 48, passed away from her injuries at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, according to a press release from the Wilmington Police Department. The second victim, Luis Rodrigues, has been upgraded to serious condition.  

The police arrested 23-year-old Walter Wade Ange and and charged him with felony hit and run resulting in death, felony hit and run resulting in serious injury, reckless driving to endanger, and a stop sign violation.

Ange is currently in the New Hanover County Jail under a 100,000 secured bond. 

WPD is still investigating the case and encourages the public to reach out with more information by calling 910-343-3609 or send a message to 847411 using the keyword “WPDNC.” The public can also use the Tip 411 app. 

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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