Police investigate fatal hit and run on Market Street
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Police are investigating a fatal hit and run accident that happened early Saturday morning on Market Street in Wilmington.
According to Lt. Lanier with WPD, the accident happened shortly after 3 a.m. in the 2600 block of Market Street between Forest Hills Drive and 26th Street.
The accident was first reported as a hit and run involving a vehicle and a moped.
When police arrived, they found that Michael Rankin, 40, died as a result of the crash.
A witness told police he saw the driver leave the scene.
Lanier said that the driver later called police and turned herself in.
As a result, Stephanie Wells has been charged with DWI and felony hit and run, according to Lanier.
The crash is still under investigation.
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