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Man accused of hitting, killing person with vehicle in Winston-Salem charged with murder

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Erik Brandon Randolph

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man has been charged in connection with the death of a person waiting on a church bus in August, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police.

Erik Brandon Randolph, 37, of Winston-Salem, is charged with second-degree murder.

Steven Stewart, 32, of Winston-Salem, was standing on the sidewalk at the intersection of Link Road and Peters Creek Parkway waiting for a church bus on Aug. 7 when Randolph’s vehicle left the roadway and hit Stewart, Winston-Salem police said.

Stewart sustained injuries to his lower extremities. Randolph was taken to the hospital for observation because he was unconscious at the scene.

Winston-Salem police charged Randolph with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and failure to maintain lane after the accident.

On Aug. 16, Stewart died at a local medical facility.

Winston-Salem police said Wednesday that after receiving the results of an autopsy, it was determined that Stewart’s death was a direct result of the crash and Randolph was charged with murder.

Randolph is being held in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $400,000 secured bond.