Driver that hit, killed scooter rider in High Point charged

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — The driver of the vehicle that struck and killed a man on a scooter has been charged with a crime.

Salvatore Castigila, 52, of High Point, has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

The accident happened near the intersection of Brentwood Street and Leonard Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The rider of the scooter, Wayne Timothy Comer, 47, of High Point, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say Comer was traveling south on Brentwood Street when he was struck by a Chevrolet Equinox that was being driven by Castigila.

Reports indicate Castiglia turned west onto Leonard Avenue into the path of Comer’s scooter.

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