Man charged with DWI, felony hit and run, after hitting, killing pedestrian in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – A man has been charged with DWI and felony hit-and-run after hitting and killing pedestrian Sunday night in Greensboro, according to a press release.

At about 11 p.m., Greensboro Police responded to Franklin Boulevard near Naco Road in reference to a motor vehicle crash involving serious injury.

A 2005 Lincoln Navigator was being driven by Ronnie Matthews, 52, of Greensboro, south on Franklin. The vehicle crashed into a pedestrian, left the scene, and later returned.

The pedestrian — identified as Tesfalem Zeru Sertsionas, 54, of Greensboro – died as a result of injuries from the crash.

Matthews was not injured and has been charged with DWI, felony hit-and-run and felony death by vehicle.

He is in the Guilford County Jail under a $200,000 bond.

Franklin Boulevard was closed but has since reopened.

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