Ex-UNC women’s basketball coach charged in pedestrian death

Ex-UNC women’s basketball coach charged in pedestrian death
Sylvia Hatchell coached the Tar Heels for more than 30 years. The school won a national championship in 1994 under her tenure. Hatchell is the ACC’s all-time winningest coach. (Source: Tony Gutierrez)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - The former women's basketball coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been charged in connection with an accident that killed an elderly pedestrian.

Durham police said 67-year-old Sylvia Hatchell was charged Friday with misdemeanor death by vehicle and unsafe movement violation.

Police said 89-year-old Betty Colby was hit by a vehicle in a parking lot on Monday, causing her to fall backward and hit her head on the pavement.

Colby died Wednesday. Investigators also said that neither speed nor impairment were factors in the accident.

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