Teen charged in deadly hit-and-run in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A 16-year-old was charged Wednesday in the hit-and-run death of a Greensboro man.

According to police, Mohamed Fuad Albureshaid was driving a 2000 Volkswagen Passat west on Wendover Avenue around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday when he struck 54-year-old Darrell Blair Triplin near Elwell Avenue. 

Triplin was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police said the victim had no identification on his person, but was identified through fingerprint comparisons. 

Police said Albureshaid left the scene and drove home before his father called authorities about an hour later. 

Albureshaid is charged with felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. 

Police said the teen, who was released into the custody of his father, has a valid driver’s license. 

Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors. 

Police said they are still trying to determine the vehicle’s speed at the time of the collision. 

The crash is still being investigated and anyone with further information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (336) 373-1000.

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