North Carolina Police apprehended the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run bicycle accident that occurred on November 1, according to The Davidson County Dispatch. The suspect, 20-year-old Kenneth Reece Wright Jr. of Thomasville, North Carolina, turned himself into police voluntarily. He struck a cyclist on Old N.C. Highway 109 and fled.
Authorities charged Wright with felony hit-and-run resulting in death, not displaying his registration plate, driving without an inspection, driving without insurance and failing to report an accident. He is currently held on $100,000 bail.
Police found Wright’s vehicle the day after the accident. Wright turned himself in two hours later.
“The Investigation is still ongoing,” said Trooper T.L. Gillispie.
The victim was 45-year-old Richard Clay Wise. He was thrown off his bike and into a ditch and pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Friends of Wise say that he was disabled after an accident he suffered as a child and used his bicycle and a moped as his main methods of transportation. He was wearing a reflective vest while cycling.
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