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Man faces additional charge in fatal Raleigh hit-and-run

Posted June 18, 2013

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— A Cary man facing charges in the weekend hit-and-run death of a woman now faces an additional charge in the case.

Adetoye Taoheed Adekanmbi, 33, of 103 E. Chalfont Way, was arrested Saturday on two counts of felony hit-and-run causing bodily injury or death and driving with a revoked license in connection with the Hillsborough Street collision that killed Natalie Chidlaw, 18, and injured her friend, Meghan Clark, also 18.

Adekanmbi was arrested Tuesday on one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

"The charge relates to the injuries sustained by Meghan Clark as a result of the June 15 collision and reflects the continuing nature of the follow-up investigation of the case," police said in a statement.

Clark was listed in good condition Monday at WakeMed.

Investigators said Chidlaw and Clark were crossing Hillsborough Street near Dixie Trail around 12:45 a.m. Saturday when a dark Volkswagen sedan hit them.

Officers arrested Adekanmbi about 12 hours later after finding the car.

A visitation and memorial service for Chidlaw are planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at Raleigh Mennonite Church, which is held at Hope Charter Elementary School, 1116 N. Blount St.

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  • teleman60 Jun 19, 2013

    As a person who worked at NCSU for a decade, we all might want to restrain ourselves about this accident because -- STUDENTS at NCSU often walk in front of moving vehicles as a matter of habit!
    I was astounded by the idiocy of students sometimes wearing headphones, sometimes NOT!, just walking in front of moving trucks and cars on campus.

    They get used to vehicles HAVING TO STOP because it's the LAW ON CAMPUS!! Pedestrians ALWAYS have the right-of-way ON CAMPUS.

    BUT!!! This is EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE on Hillsborough St where the girls were hit. There I think pedestrians are required to "look both ways" before walking into the path of an already moving vehicle.

    Just a thought because we don't know if the guy was DUI or if the girls were acting like they were on campus...

  • zoso62 Jun 19, 2013

    He wasn't supposed to be driving and he killed 2 people. Give him life without parole.

  • jackleg Jun 19, 2013

    I'm all for justice just as much as the next guy, but I really dislike this bond out and re-arrest game they like to play.

  • Rebelyell55 Jun 19, 2013

    So he meant to hit them?

  • Obamacare forever Jun 19, 2013

    "The Govt needs to impound the vehicles if they have a suspended license, let them keep making payments on the car if they have to but it will sit in the impound lot until they are legally able to drive it off the lot.

    Criminals do not honor the laws, that is why they are criminals."

    This is a great idea. Would have saved a life here. There are just too many people out there driving with suspended or revoked licenses.

  • Kaitlyn Jun 19, 2013

    Impound the car and charge them a monthly storage fee to cover the cost. If they are caught DWRL using someone else's car who let them drive it then that car should be confiscated and sold and the person who let them drive it should be charged with a crime.

  • james27613 Jun 18, 2013

    The Govt needs to impound the vehicles if they have a suspended license, let them keep making payments on the car if they have to but it will sit in the impound lot until they are legally able to drive it off the lot.

    Criminals do not honor the laws, that is why they are criminals.

  • Rebelyell55 Jun 18, 2013

    There is a reason some people have revoke license and shouldn't be driving, as much as I hate to say it, a better deterent is need to stop these folks.

  • monami Jun 18, 2013

    Good, so is he back in jail or still out on $100K bond?