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Police seek woman in purple robe who ran from fatal Charlotte wreck

A motorcyclist died in a collision with a car in Charlotte. The Ford Fusion driver ran away. She wore a head scarf and a purple robe, police said. A CMPD K9 helped look for the suspect, but she hasn’t been found.
A motorcyclist died in a collision with a car in Charlotte. The Ford Fusion driver ran away. She wore a head scarf and a purple robe, police said. A CMPD K9 helped look for the suspect, but she hasn’t been found. Getty Images/iStockphoto

Police are searching for a woman who they say was wearing a head scarf and a purple robe when she ran from a fatal Charlotte wreck.

The woman was turning left into a parking lot on West Boulevard when she “crossed into the path” of a motorcyclist at about 11 p.m. Friday, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department news release. Paramedics pronounced the motorcyclist dead.

Police on Saturday night identified the motorcyclist as 40-year-old Daryl Lamont Miller.

Miller was traveling “above the posted speed limit” when he hit the front right corner of the woman’s Ford Fusion, police said. Miller was thrown to the edge of the road in the 2200 block.

Officers from CMPD’s Westover Division established a perimeter to find the driver and even called in a CMPD K-9 to try to track her.

Anyone with information is asked to call CMPD Officer Justin Kupfer at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Mary Fryar shares how her daughter, Ty’Asia Young, 11, had been trying to cross West Boulevard after a trip to a convenience store. The boulevard has four lanes, and there is no “island” separating traffic to give pedestrians safety.

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