Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Hit and run driver in custody

WILMINGTON — Local law enforcement has apprehended a driver involved in a fatal hit and run over the weekend.

READ MORE: WPD issue warrant, identify driver in weekend hit and run

ALSO: WPD searching for truck involved in fatal hit and run

Monday, Wilmington Police Department identified Emily Elizabeth Hayes as the driver and issued a warrant for her arrest. Tuesday, WPD announced she was in custody.

A truck struck a pedestrian Saturday evening at Carolina Beach Road and Sunnyvale Drive; she fled the scene. The victim, 61-year-old Wilmington resident Michael Bernard, died from his injuries.

Hayes is being held at the New Hanover County Detention Center under a $305,800 secured bond.

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