Suspect Named in Fatal Hit-and-Run
Police on Thursday named a Selma man a suspect in a weekend hit-and-run in which the victim later died.Posted — Updated
Vela Marcelo Mendoza, 44, of 1205 N. Pollock St. in Selma, owns the minivan police believe was involved in the Sunday night hit-and-run. Police have been unable to locate Mendoza since then.
Dayna Wiggs, 25, of Goldsboro, was crossing U.S. Highway 70 at Edwards Road when she was struck by a vehicle, police said.
Mendoza's 1997 Chevrolet minivan was found abandoned a short time later on Princeton-Kenly Road. The vehicle had front-end damage, and fabric found on the exterior was determined to be similar to the clothing Wiggs was wearing when she was struck, police said.
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