CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A woman was arrested Sunday after police said she drove away from a fatal crash involving a motorcycle in west Charlotte Friday night.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responded to a crash in the 2200 block of West Boulevard near Rose Avenue around 11 p.m. When officers got to the scene, they found a motorcyclist lying in the road with serious injuries and a Ford Fusion that was abandoned.
The motorcyclist, identified as 40-year-old Daryl Lamont Miller, died Saturday as a result of his injuries.
Officers determined that the driver of the Ford Fusion ran from the scene. The driver was identified as Vonda Patterson Steward, 49. CMPD contacted Steward Sunday and she voluntarily interviewed with detectives.
After the interview, Steward was charged with felony hit and run, misdemeanor death by vehicle, driving while license revoked, registration violation, inspection violation and a safe movement violation.
After investigating, detectives determined Miller was driving East on West Boulevard while traveling above the speed limit.
Police said that Steward was driving West on West Boulevard and was attempting to make a left turn from the left lane into the parking lot of 2215 West Boulevard.
While making the left turn the Ford Fusion crossed into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcycle collided with the front right corner of the Ford Fusion causing Miller to be thrown from the motorcycle and come to rest at the edge of the roadway detectives said.
The Ford Fusion came to a rest in the parking lot of 2215 West Boulevard.
The crash is still under investigation, and anyone with information concerning the hit and run crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.