Woman charged with hit-and-run, DWI in death of Raleigh bicyclist
Posted December 15, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh police have charged a 25-year-old woman with multiple felonies in the Wednesday night death of a bicyclist hit on Western Boulevard near Carolina Avenue.
According to investigators, Amy Ellen Franklin, of 208 Hyde Park Court, Cary, left the scene of the wreck after hitting 56-year-old Bryan Scott Goforth at about 11:30 p.m.
Goforth was pronounced dead at the scene.
Franklin was arrested about an hour later when officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Cross Link and Hadley roads.
Franklin is charged with felony hit and run, felony death by motor vehicle and driving while intoxicated.
In addition, Franklin was charged with texting while driving and having an open container in her vehicle.
Franklin was being held Thursday on a $505,000 bond and was scheduled to make a first court appearance Friday.