WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Family and friends filled Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church Monday to say goodbye to Zachary Paul Tyler.
Tyler was hit and killed by a vehicle on Wrightsville Avenue last week near the intersection of Allens Lane, behind the Harris Teeter. The driver, 23-year-old Judith Margaret Nemeth fled the scene.
Tyler worked at King Neptune's, a restaurant in Wrightsville Beach.
He was 27 years old.
The same day family and friends mourned the loss of Tyler, Nemeth made her first appearance in court. She was charged with felony hit and run and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
Nemeth's attorney said she told him she wanted to turn herself in shortly after the incident. He said Nemeth made arrangements with police to turn herself in Saturday.
There is no evidence at this time that shows Nemeth was driving impaired, but the judge ordered she surrender her license until the case is resolved.