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Judge sets bond at $50K in Durham cyclist's hit-and-run death

Posted July 10, 2013 12:40 p.m. EDT

— A Durham District Court judge on Wednesday set bond at $50,000 for a Warren County man who surrendered Tuesday evening in connection with a fatal hit-and-run this week.

Maceo Christopher Kemp, Jr., 27, of Manson, faces charges of felony hit-and-run and driving while license revoked in the death of Seth Vidal, 36, of Durham.

Police said Vidal was riding a bike on Hillandale Road near Interstate 85 just before 9 p.m. Monday when he was hit from behind by a dark sedan.

Witnesses told police that the car slowed quickly and swerved before hitting Vidal and then continued on Hillandale Road.

Prosecutors sad during Kemp's first court appearance Wednesday morning that the charge of driving with a revoked license stems from a pending driving while impaired charge in Orange County.

A judge denied Kemp's request for reduced bonds of $20,000 and $25,000 and also set a probable cause hearing for July 31.

Vidal worked for Red Hat in Raleigh as a software engineer and had a passion for cycling, friends said Tuesday.