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Raleigh police: Hit-and-run suspect left motorcycle crash scene on foot

Posted September 19, 2015 10:24 a.m. EDT
Updated September 20, 2015 8:05 a.m. EDT

Raleigh police charged a 26-year-old man with felony hit-and-run early Saturday in connection with a crash that happened late Friday on Capital Boulevard.

— Raleigh police charged a 26-year-old man with felony hit-and-run early Saturday in connection with a crash that happened late Friday on Capital Boulevard.

According to investigators, David Antonio Madrid, of 1800 Freeman St., Wilson, was driving his 2013 Toyota sedan north on Capital Boulevard near Millbrook Road at about 11:45 p.m. when he hit a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle from behind.

The motorcycle's driver, 49-year-old Javaan Dewayne Lopez, was taken to WakeMed following the wreck. Lopez was listed in critical condition Sunday morning.

Authorities said Madrid left the scene on foot but returned while police investigated the wreck. He is charged with felony hit-and-run and failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision.

An investigation of the cause of the wreck is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the wreck should call the Raleigh Police Department at 919-834-4357.