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Arrest made in hit-and-run that killed North Carolina woman

Posted March 16

— Authorities say a man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run killing of woman in North Carolina earlier this month.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says in a statement that 20-year-old Isreal Bernal Velasquez of Asheboro was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony hit-and-run.

Troopers responded March 5 to a hit-and-run fatality on North Carolina 49 near Liberty. Troopers say 35-year-old Diana Lynn Rego-Lockamy was hit by a car that left the scene. Rego-Lockamy died from her injuries.

The Highway Patrol statement says troopers were able to identify Velasquez as a suspect through forensic tests and interviews.

It's unclear if Velasquez has an attorney.

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