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Henderson Man Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run

Posted November 27, 2005 3:17 a.m. EST

— A Vance County man was killed Saturday night in a hit-and-run on U.S. Highway 1 in Henderson, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said Sunday.

Authorities said Danny Herion Jr., 19, from Henderson, was charged with failure to reduce speed, felony hit-and-run and death by a motor vehicle.

Gary Wayne Hibberd, 21, from Kittrell, was walking northbound in the southbound lane of U.S. 1 near Chavis Road when authorities said Herion's vehicle struck Hibberd after he had slightly driven off the roadway while trying to pass another vehicle.