Friday, 16 of November of 2018

Husband And Wife Arrested After Deadly North Carolina Weekend Hit-And-Run

By Kevin Duffan, North Carolina Wrongful Death Attorney

Police in Wilson, North Carolina say they’ve recently arrested a husband and wife duo who are accused of being involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident that took place over the weekend.

The two people arrested, Troy Gunter and Nicole Gunter, were charged Sunday night for their criminal behavior. According to police, Troy was the driver of the vehicle that hit and killed Hugh Johnston IV early Friday morning. Troy is now facing charges of involuntary manslaughter, felony hit and run involving serious injury or death and driving with a revoked license. He’s currently in jail on a $30,000 bond.

The passenger in the vehicle, Nicole, has also been charged in connection with the hit-and-run accident, for aiding and abetting and also for aiding and abetting the driving with a revoked license. She’s in jail on a $10,00 bond.

Police say the accident happened early Friday morning while Johnston was riding a moped home on N.C. Highway 42. At some point the Gunter’s hit Johnston from behind and fled the scene of the accident. Later that morning, another driving called 911 and reported finding a motorcycle helmet and pieces of a moped and a wrecked vehicle in the middle of the road. Emergency responders arrived and found Johnston alive on the side of the road. Tragically, he died while being transported to a local hospital.

After crashing into another car, the decision to bolt from the scene is not only heartless, it’s also against the law. Now, the driver responsible for the crash is likely to be convicted of criminal charges in addition to the civil penalties he could face. As experienced North Carolina (NC) personal injury and wrongful death lawyers we are familiar with these situations and are able to offer support to those in need. My firm successfully represented one couple who were seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident. My firm was able to secure a $225,000 settlement for our clients, giving them an opportunity to begin to put their lives back together in the wake of the terrible accident.

If you recently lost a loved one in a tragic North Carolina accident and are not sure how to move forward, it might be helpful to check out my firm’s answers to some frequently asked questions regarding wrongful death claims. For instance, you may be wondering what a wrongful death claim is or how a North Carolina court would go about calculating damages in a wrongful death case. For these answers and more, check out my firm’s North Carolina (NC) wrongful death frequent asked questions.

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