Hit-and-run suspect said he thought he hit an animal
HIGH POINT, N.C. — The suspect in a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened Wednesday morning in High Point said he thought he struck an animal instead of a pedestrian.
Nicholas Lamon Fleming, 20, of High Point, was charged with felony death by motor vehicle, felony hit-and-run and driving while impaired after Ronnie Davis Marshall, 53, was struck by a 1994 Volvo sedan and pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers responded to reports of a body lying in the road near the intersection of Deep River Road and Summit Road around 1:57 a.m.
The High Point Enterprise reported that the suspect told Officer Justin Fleming he thought he hit a deer.
Officer Fleming is not related to the suspect.
Read more: The High Point Enterprise.