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Driver faces new charge after bicyclist in Friday hit-and-run dies

Tamara Gisell Juarez, 23, was charged with felony death by vehicle after a man police said she struck Friday morning in a hit and run accident died. She also faces charges of driving while impaired, driving with a license revoked, an open container, felony hit and run and failure to reduce speed.
Tamara Gisell Juarez, 23, was charged with felony death by vehicle after a man police said she struck Friday morning in a hit and run accident died. She also faces charges of driving while impaired, driving with a license revoked, an open container, felony hit and run and failure to reduce speed. Mecklenburg County Jail

A bicyclist who was struck by a car early Friday in a hit-and-run incident has died, said Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, who added a charge of felony death by vehicle against the woman they said was driving the car.

Police said Gregory Curran Mobley, 29, was riding his bike in the 200 block of Matheson Avenue near N. Tryon Street at 12:50 a.m. when he was hit by a Toyota Camry driven by Tamara Gisell Juarez, 23, of Charlotte.

Mobley was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, and died Friday evening.

Juarez didn’t stop at the scene, police said, and she was discovered in her car in the 4400 block of N. Tryon Street. The car had a damaged windshield and flat tire, and police determined Juarez was intoxicated.

She initially faced charges of driving while impaired, driving with a license revoked, an open container, felony hit-and-run and failure to reduce speed.

Police added the felony death by vehicle charge after Mobley died.

LaVendrick Smith; 704-358-5101; @LaVendrickS

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