Delivery driver charged after woman, dog killed in Cary hit-and-run
A delivery driver was taken into custody Friday hours after a woman walking her dogs in Cary was struck by a truck and killed.Posted — Updated
Bert Ramos, 54, of Morrisville, was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and felony hit-and-run resulting in serious injury or death.
The crash occurred around 6:45 a.m. on Penny Road near Kildaire Farm Road intersection.
Authorities identified the woman as 65-year-old Nancy Mallian. They said she was wearing a reflective vest and walking her two dogs in the road when she was hit. One of the dogs also died.
After authorities said they were looking for a white box truck with a missing right-side mirror, Ramos called 911 to report that he was the driver who had hit Mallian, a State Highway Patrol trooper said.
Ramos was taken into custody at a delivery facility. He declined to comment after appearing before a magistrate and being released on $50,000 bond, but he told troopers that he thought he had hit a deer.
Ramos told authorities that, when he saw the damage to his truck and news coverage of a dead pedestrian in a neighborhood where he had been, he called 911, a trooper said.
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