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Man charged in fatal Granville hit-and-run

Posted June 5, 2012

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— A 24-year-old man was charged Tuesday in a Monday hit-and-run in Granville County that killed a woman, authorities said.

Nicholas Curtis Dillard was charged with felony hit-and-run causing serious injury or death and was being held in the Granville County jail under a $100,000 bond.

Linda Michalina, 71, was struck by a car on Munns Road near Creedmoor, not far from her home, authorities said. Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to reports of someone lying on the side of the road, but they said she was already dead when they arrived.


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  • wwyoud Jun 6, 2012

    DOC_Employee0617 - doesn't matter what the story is; he hit an elderly woman and left her in the road to die. He should never drive again. He is 24, not 14.

  • csmkeith Jun 5, 2012

    I have been knowing these folks for 60 yrs-tremendous people and God loving-you will never hear a BAD word on a one of them. She was one of the nicest lady's ever. It is ridiculous-unheard of-unethical-and plain SORRINESS to leave a human being hurt on the side of the road-to die-because you were too ignorant-drunk-high or whatever the stupid reason that you didn't stop. Put yourself in her place and ask for help and then drive off. You deserve whatever the law should allow. Pray for yourself that I am not on the jury when you go to trial. I hope your days are very long-slow and miserable for as long as you live behind bars.

  • trash2 Jun 5, 2012

    Yes, Praying for all that are involved, this is such a terrible accident. I grew up in this area just up the street. My heart is crying for Mr. Michalina, their children, and grand children. There is so much traffic on this road and everyone drives too fast!!! In the old days as a kid we would ride our bike all over Northside area, even into Creedmoor to get ice cream. We're all in a hurry these days and now all these lives will never be the same.

  • pedsRN Jun 5, 2012

    Accidents happen but leaving a human being lying on the side of the road after hitting them is difficult to understand.

  • ladyofthehouse Jun 5, 2012

    This situation is heartbreaking for the victim and her family and friends. It is also heartbreaking for the driver and his family. No one wins and all their lives are changed forever. Praying for all affected by this terrible tragedy.

  • eitakydennek1987 Jun 5, 2012

    you are so right!

  • eitakydennek1987 Jun 5, 2012

    Im glad they caught him and that hes behind bars where he belongs.

    Hopefully he will confess to it and save the family somemore heartache, but then again he isnt smart at all so that prob wont be the case. :/

    Thoughts and prayers to the family of the poor woman, sad to see a loss of life due to someone poor choices. Thoughts and prayers to his little son who now will go without a father in his life, because hes right where he belongs.

  • wanderer Jun 5, 2012

    It doesn't matter how scared a person is after something like this. You ALWAYS should stay with the person that was hit. The consequences of you driving away will be 100x worse than if you stayed and tried to get help.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jun 5, 2012

    To have that kind of burden on his shoulder at such a young age. May others learn from this. My condolences to her family and friends. Pray for this young man.

  • gopack10 Jun 5, 2012

    Scared my tail... whether you know the family or not should not matter the ONLY right thing to do would be to stop and check on the person and call for help. Explain the truth and pay whatever consequences for your actions but do NOT leave someone else's loved one there alone on the side of the road to die, it is the ultimate disrespect. Maybe he was scared because he was drunk or high. This situation is disgusting and I hope he is scared now and enjoys jail while this lady's family mourns and wonders how their loved one spent her final minutes injured, alone on the side of the road.