A moped driver has died of injuries received in a hit-and-run crash June 23 on the 2700 block of Statesville Avenue near Norris Drive.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police identified the victim as William James Johnson Jr., age 67. He died Saturday afternoon of his injuries at Carolinas Medical Center, officials said.
Investigators say they were called to the intersection on June 23 and found Johnson lying in the roadway with serious injuries. A moped was nearby. He was taken to the hospital.
Witnesses told police a silver Mitsubishi Mirage struck the moped and left the scene. The suspect vehicle was found a short distance away on Montreat Street and Norris Avenue unoccupied, police said. The suspects fled on foot and had not been located as of Monday morning, police said.
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The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective N.S. Bush at 704-432-2169, call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.