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Driver arrested in fatal Selma hit-and-run

Posted August 20, 2012

— Selma police on Monday released the name of man charged in a fatal hit-and-run Saturday night.

Jose Rumildo Canales faces driving while impaired, hit-and-run resulting in serious injury or death, felony death by motor vehicle and aggravated felony inflicting serious injury with a motor vehicle charges, police said.

Investigators say Canales was driving in the 800 block of River Road when he struck Carlos Velasquez, but didn't stop. He was located and arrested a short time later.

Velasquez was taken to WakeMed in Raleigh, where he later died.


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