Suspect arrested in hit-and-run that put Triad mom in coma


Knyaw D. Htoo

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A suspect has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that put a local mom in a coma, according to a news release from High Point police.

Knyaw D. Htoo, 18, of High Point, is charged with felony hit-and-run and unsafe lane change causing serious injury.

The hit-and-run happened on Sept. 5 shortly before 10 a.m. at the intersection of Eastchester and Haverly drives.

Shay Black was riding her motorcycle to work when she was hit by a vehicle. She was taken to Moses Cone Hospital.

Black’s children told FOX8 after the incident that she was in a coma, on a ventilator and had a broken collar bone and ribs.

On Tuesday, investigators located the suspect vehicle and took Htoo into custody. Htoo made a full admission to the arresting officer, the release said.

”I'm just thoroughly, thoroughly pleased with the High Point Police Department,” said Shay’s son, Dylan Black. “I wish I could go down there right now and hug all of them.”

Htoo was placed in the High Point Jail under a $500,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 13.

Dylan says his mom has been taken off a ventilator, but is still unconscious.

Her other family members are planning a benefit for her on Nov. 4 at Double D Burnout Saloon in Kernersville at 2 p.m.

A benefit motorcycle ride is also scheduled for Oct. 21 at JJ’s Watering Hole in Greensboro. Registration for the ride starts at 10 a.m. There will be music, games and food.  ​

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